Example sentences for: passive

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

  • After the killing of the marines in Beirut, President Reagan signed National Security Directive 138, calling for a "shift . . . from passive to active defense measures" and reprogramming or adding new resources to effect the shift.

  • recently demonstrated that strong IgG1 responses can be induced in NOD mice that have been immunized subcutaneously with insulin B chain peptides administered in physiological saline [ 15 ] . However, both studies showed that anaphylaxis can be induced in such mice upon subsequent re-challenge with preparations of the peptides used for immunization [ 15 ] . Moreover, the anaphylactic reactions in mice that had been immunized and challenged with G7 peptides were severe, with reductions in body temperature that were very similar to those observed in mice exhibiting IgE-dependent passive systemic anaphylaxis and with a very high fatality rate (12/14 mice, or 86%).

  • Women went from being active to passive participants in the rites of beautification.

  • • foodborne illness case counts from passive surveillance (data reported voluntarily from clinics) and outbreak reports (health department investigations),

  • Back home, wives who at first seem passive and subservient are formidably powerful mothers and homemakers, driving their children to scholastic success through “examination hell. ”


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