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Word: indifferent

Definition: unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad


Sentences Containing 'indifferent'

All such circumstances were indifferent to him, so that he did his duty.
The miserable shop of the wood sawyer was so small, that its whole surface furnished very indifferent space for this legend.
To the girls, who could not listen to their cousin, and who had nothing to do but to wish for an instrument, and examine their own indifferent imitations of china on the mantelpiece, the interval of waiting appeared very long.
He assured her, that as to dancing, he was perfectly indifferent to it; that his chief object was by delicate attentions to recommend himself to her and that he should therefore make a point of remaining close to her the whole evening.
She hated having visitors in the house while her health was so indifferent, and lovers were of all people the most disagreeable.
Even Elizabeth began to fear not that Bingley was indifferent but that his sisters would be successful in keeping him away.
That I was desirous of believing her indifferent is certain but I will venture to say that my investigation and decisions are not usually influenced by my hopes or fears.
I did not believe her to be indifferent because I wished it; I believed it on impartial conviction, as truly as I wished it in reason.
I know you will do him such ample justice, that I am growing every moment more unconcerned and indifferent.
``Why, if he came only to be silent, grave, and indifferent,''said she,``did he come at all?''
It will then be publicly seen that, on both sides, we meet only as common and indifferent acquaintance.''
``Yes, very indifferent indeed,''said Elizabeth, laughingly.
``Would you believe it, Lizzy, that when he went to town last November, he really loved me, and nothing but a persuasion of my being indifferent would have prevented his coming down again!''
You will probably like very indifferent drawings at first, the pretty, the picturesque and the tricky will possibly attract before the sublimity of finer things.
Any prospect of awakening or coming to life to a dead man makes indifferent all times and places.
I carry less religion to the table, ask no blessing; not because I am wiser than I was, but, I am obliged to confess, because, however much it is to be regretted, with years I have grown more coarse and indifferent.
Though the youth at last grows indifferent, the laws of the universe are not indifferent, but are forever on the side of the most sensitive.
When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote.
Q. Though you may be indifferent and uncertain as to dates and times in your present condition and environment, this has nothing to do with your former condition.
As for his suspicions, once on terra firma, once that he had seen the indifferent, if not friendly, appearance of his hosts, his anxiety had quite disappeared, or rather, at sight of the goat, had turned to appetite.
``These are but indifferent marbles in this ante chamber,''said Monte Cristo.
``The jeweller began eating his supper, and the woman, who was ordinarily so querulous and indifferent to all who approached her, was suddenly transformed into the most smiling and attentive hostess.
The only amusements left us are the indifferent races at the Champ de Mars and Satory.
Albert retained his calm and indifferent manner; he might feel perhaps annoyed, but he knew Monte Cristo's eye was on him.
In what manner this price is to be divided upon the different parts of the beast, is indifferent to the landlords and farmers, provided it is all paid to them.
A frugal man, or a man eager to be rich, is said to love money; and a careless, a generous, or a profuse man, is said to be indifferent about it.
In what manner this price is to be divided upon the different parts of the beast, is indifferent to the landlords and farmers, provided it is all paid to them.
From the insolence of office, too, they are frequently indifferent how they exercise it, and are very apt to censure or deprive him of his office wantonly and without any just cause.
Those outside things which are commonly called good or bad, such as health and sickness, wealth and poverty, pleasure and pain, are to him indifferent adiofora.
The exaggeration in this statement was, however, so obvious, that the later Stoics were driven to make a further subdivision of things indifferent into what is preferable (prohgmena) and what is undesirable.
And as for life, whether for a long or short time he shall enjoy his soul thus compassed about with a body, he is altogether indifferent.
As for those things that of themselves are altogether indifferent, as in my best judgment I conceive everything to deserve more or less, so I carry myself towards it.
But as he may oppose any of our true proper actions, so man is unto me but as a thing indifferent: even as the sun, or the wind, or some wild beast.
And as for the time how long thou shalt live to do these things, let it be altogether indifferent unto thee, for even three such hours are sufficient.
Unto my body all things are indifferent, for of itself it cannot affect one thing more than another with apprehension of any difference; as for my mind, all things which are not within the verge of her own operation, are indifferent unto her, and for her own operations, those altogether depend of her; neither does she busy herself about any, but those that are present; for as for future and past operations, those also are now at this present indifferent unto her.
And now I am content that the word expedient, should more generally be understood of those things which we otherwise call middle things, or things indifferent; as health, wealth, and the like.
Rejoice thyself with true simplicity, and modesty; and that all middle things between virtue and vice are indifferent unto thee.
Unto my free-will my neighbour's free-will, whoever he be, (as his life, or his bode), is altogether indifferent.
Now those things which unto nature are equally indifferent (for she had not created both, both pain and pleasure, if both had not been unto her equally indifferent): they that will live according to nature, must in those things (as being of the same mind and disposition that she is) be as equally indifferent.
So live as indifferent to the world and all worldly objects, as one who liveth by himself alone upon some desert hill.
To live happily is an inward power of the soul, when she is affected with indifferency, towards those things that are by their nature indifferent.
They are indifferent whether the desired qualities are acquired earlier or later in life, if the full-grown animal possesses them.
If he is not--and you tell me he is not; on any pretence; it is indifferent to me what--my doors are shut against him henceforth, and yours, I take it for granted, are open to him.'
cried I, 'didn't I say that there was not a joy, or sorrow, or any emotion of such honest hearts that was indifferent to you?'
And he would do it just as indifferent as if he was ordering up eggs.
'The fact is, we avoid mentioning the subject; and my unsettled prospects and indifferent circumstances are a great consolation to them.
'Indifferent, my dear sir,' returned Mr. Micawber, sighing.
But one cannot sustain an indifferent air concerning Fedallah.
Thus, this carpenter was prepared at all points, and alike indifferent and without respect in all.
'Tis but indifferent architecture to make a blind dome; here's one.

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