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Word: impassive

Definition: without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face


Sentences Containing 'impassive'

Impassive faces, yet with a suspended not an abolished expression on them; faces, rather, in a fearful pause, as having yet to raise the dropped lids of the eyes, and bear witness with the bloodless lips,``THOU DIDST IT!''
Madame Defarge met the lifted eyebrows and forehead with a cold, impassive stare.
Of the riders in the tumbrils, some observe these things, and all things on their last roadside, with an impassive stare; others, with a lingering interest in the ways of life and men.
Near the houses were cattle standing breast high in the water, perfectly impassive.
She read it, in the same stately and impassive way,--untouched by its contents, as far as I could see,--and returned it to him.
She had then taken the impassive figure in her arms, and, still upon her knees, was weeping over it, kissing it, calling to it, rocking it to and fro upon her bosom like a child, and trying every tender means to rouse the dormant senses.

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