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 Meanings and Examples of IMPASSIVE
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impassive
 a.  without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
Classic Sentence: (54 in 4 pages)
1  Jean Valjean had entered the galleys sobbing and shuddering; he emerged impassive.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
2  Javert was impassive; his grave face betrayed no emotion whatever.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
3  He still wore the same impassive and preoccupied air.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE PERSPICACITY OF MASTER SCAUFFLAIRE
4  That cold infantry remained impassive.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
5  To-day the field of Waterloo has the calm which belongs to the earth, the impassive support of man, and it resembles all plains.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
6  Mabeuf had been anything but the calm and impassive agent of Providence in this connection.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP
7  His impassive temerity astounds me.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV—WHEREIN WILL APPEAR THE NAME OF ENJOLRAS' MIS...
8  There was some one who was more impassive at that moment than Enjolras, it was Javert.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—THE VULTURE BECOME PREY
9  Mr. James Harthouse might not have thought so much of it, but that he had wondered so long at her impassive face.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
10  The warm and impassioned exhortations of Cedric had as little effect upon his impassive temper, as red-hot balls alighting in the water, which produce a little sound and smoke, and are instantly extinguished.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  He leaned back, put his finger-tips together, and assumed his most impassive and judicial expression.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
12  She was a large, impassive, heavy-featured woman with a stern set expression of mouth.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
13  She had a proud, finely cut face, so regular that it might have seemed impassive were it not for the sensitive mouth and the beautiful dark, eager eyes.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
14  A moment later he and I were back in the front room, where the impassive lady was still quietly working away at her antimacassar.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
15  He was evidently distressed, and breathed painfully, but could not restrain the wild laughter that convulsed his usually impassive features.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence:
1  Refusing to let the enemy see how deeply shaken he was by his capture, the prisoner kept his face impassive.
2  A smile transformed her usually impassive face.
3  The director of the charity made an impassioned plea for help.
4  You can see why everyone is not a Highsmith fan, and perhaps why some of us are impassioned ones.
5  She made an impassioned plea for help.
6  After three hours of impassioned debate the motion was defeated.
7  She recalled the impassioned kiss he had pressed on her lips -- why it was only yesterday.
8  The stories dominated news cycles, to be sure, but the outcry accompanying Mr Weinstein's downfall seems louder and more impassioned.
9  The river's broad mudflats were thought completely impassable.
10  The avenue had never been paved, and deep mud made it impassable in winter.
11  A giant redwood had fallen across the highway, blocking all four lanes: the road was impassable.
12  One possibility to resolve the impasse is a new candidate.
13  The political process is at an impasse.