Example sentences for: passive

How can you use “passive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Is he mad--to be so passive and smiley in our world of tragedy and foreboding?

  • We were easy prey for the safety crusaders who argued in the 1970s and '80s that drivers and their passengers could not be expected to buckle their seat belts and shoulder belts, and that the recalcitrant car companies should be required to install "passive restraints."

  • Due to this variability of sarcomere length during contractions, all results presented herein are related to sarcomere length readings made prior to the contractions (passive sarcomere length), at one position along the length of the fiber.

  • A passive lessor, or a person who has an equitable interest through such lessor, whose rental payments are not based, either directly or indirectly, upon the revenues or income from the affected unit shall not be deemed to be a holder of a legal, equitable, leasehold, or contractual interest for the purpose of holding or distributing allowances as provided in this subsection, during either the term of such leasehold or thereafter, unless expressly provided for in the leasehold agreement.

  • In his speech last August, Clinton used weasel words and passive verbs to minimize his deceit.


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