[ US /ˌɪmˈpæsɪvɫi/ ]
[ UK /ɪmpˈɑːsɪvli/ ]
  1. in an impassive manner
    he submitted impassively to his arrest
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How To Use impassively In A Sentence

  • She stared down at him, first impassively, then, in a trice, her blue eyes filled with tears. STARDUST
  • Thus a couple of wandering natives, unrecognizable under their dirty stormproof blankets and their scarcely, thinner layers of grease and grime, watched impassively, incuriously, while a box floated pendant from its parachute from sky to ground. First Lensman
  • He watched silently and impassively, chewing his overdone steak, and retrieving his cigarette from the ashtray between courses.
  • The lawyer looked impassively at him and said nothing.
  • Nick looked at Carolyn impassively, his face stony from lack of emotion.
  • Rodgers stood impassively in his technical area as his newly promoted side took the game to City while Roberto Mancini, all clenched fists, bended knees and plaintive cries to the bench, reflected the agitated state of the home crowd. Brendan Rodgers remains confident of passing Premier League test | Andy Hunter
  • She stood impassively on the shoreline in a very unflattering puce bikini that was five sizes too small for her.
  • The film opens with a tableaux of a grimy industrial area where a man loiters impassively, slouching against a wall, kicking a bottle down the street, watching the wind whip up dust devils on a vacant patch of gravel.
  • The baby who watches impassively as his mother leaves the room and barely acknowledges her return might well turn out to be the man who has difficulty creating intimacy with a lover, who has trouble forming a long-term attachment, and who avoids the kinds of closeness so important to long-lasting love. Red Flags or Red Herrings?
  • As Titta watches impassively through the window of his hotel room, a suited man in the traffic island below, distracted by the sight of a passing woman, walks smack bang into a lamppost.
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