DISINTERESTED in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISINTERESTED
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
disinterested
 a.  not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Miss Crawford's countenance, as Julia spoke, might have amused a disinterested observer.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
2  Mr. Edmund Bertram, as you do not act yourself, you will be a disinterested adviser; and, therefore, I apply to you.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  His conviction of her regard for him was sometimes very strong; he could look back on a long course of encouragement, and she was as perfect in disinterested attachment as in everything else.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  It would have been a vast deal pleasanter to have had her more disinterested in her attachment; but his vanity was not of a strength to fight long against reason.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
5  What instances must pass before them of ardent, disinterested, self-denying attachment, of heroism, fortitude, patience, resignation: of all the conflicts and all the sacrifices that ennoble us most.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
6  "Well, 'a was not new," Mr. Fairway replied, with a disinterested gaze.'
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
7  I, who have so disinterested an affection for you, may increase your miseries tenfold by being an obstacle to your wishes.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
8  For I am generally disinterested in my love, and think I could be content to make a figure before Miss Larkins, and expire.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
9  You will find her,' pursued my aunt, 'as good, as beautiful, as earnest, as disinterested, as she has always been.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. AGNES
10  He was polite and disinterested and she missed his interest, perverse though it had been, missed the old days of bickering and retort.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
11  It was not that she wanted them to be more disinterested; but she would have liked them to be more picturesque.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
12  This procedure of theirs, to be sure, was very disinterested and benevolent of them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
13  'He is a disinterested, honest man,' observed Arkady.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
14  Exactly so; he is disinterested.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
15  Throughout the whole province "Uncle" had the reputation of being the most honorable and disinterested of cranks.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  But he stares out over my shoulder at the skyline, his expression blank, seemingly disinterested in whether I choose to go with him or not.
2  Given the judge's political ambitions and the lawyers' financial interest in the case, the only disinterested person in the courtroom may have been the court reporter.
3  The peculiarly disinterested institution of science develops only in special circumstances and remains constantly vulnerable.