On the other hand, he believed that the second or slave-morality, where it became paramount, led to degeneration, because it was passive
and defensive, wanting merely to keep those who practised it alive.
She had become almost indifferent to her mother's habitual depreciation of her, but she was keenly alive to any sanction of it, however passive
, that she might suspect in Tom.
Princess Mary spoke of her childhood, of her mother, her father, and her daydreams; and Natasha, who with a passive
lack of understanding had formerly turned away from that life of devotion, submission, and the poetry of Christian self-sacrifice, now feeling herself bound to Princess Mary by affection, learned to love her past too and to understand a side of life previously incomprehensible to her.
The engineer of a passive
tugboat hung lazily to a railing and watched.
When he looked back, therefore, and saw his friend stretched out on the ground, and found himself at the same time so roughly handled by one who had formerly been only passive
in all conflicts between them (a circumstance which highly aggravated the whole), his patience at length gave way; he threw himself into a posture of offence; and collecting all his force, attacked Jones in the front with as much impetuosity as he had formerly attacked him in the rear.
Whether the motive was pride, or sullenness, or distrust of herself, or despair of doing good, the result was not to be mistaken -- Norah had resolved on remaining passive
for the future.
We may call the two places the active and passive
Rather carried down alive to wondrous depths, where strange shapes of the unwarped primal world glided to and fro before his passive
eyes; and the miser-merman, Wisdom, revealed his hoarded heaps; and among the joyous, heartless, ever-juvenile eternities, Pip saw the multitudinous, God-omnipresent, coral insects, that out of the firmament of waters heaved the colossal orbs.
There could be no harm in a scheme, a mere passive
Has he grown weary of indulgence, and passed from passive
to active hatred?
And without any other complaint, passive
and obedient, either from true devotion to his master or from the example set by Blaisois, Musqueton leaped into the sea headforemost.
The susceptibility which would have been an impelling force where there was any possibility of action became helpless anguish when he was obliged to be passive
, or else sought an active outlet in the thought of inflicting justice on Arthur.