What does the word passive mean?

Usage examples for passive

  1. Mother Nature of the rough hand and tender heart would scar the hurt, and little by little its agony would numb into a passive submission. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  2. People like ourselves who haven't been passive or persuaded. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  3. Passive movements and massage are employed from the first. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson