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passive (n):
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
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`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice.
`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive

Related Words: voice
passive (a):
lacking in energy or will
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Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself
Related Words: inactive
passive (a):
expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb
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academics seem to favor passive sentences
passive (s):
peacefully resistant in response to injustice
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passive resistance
Related Words: peaceful
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Talk of the devil and you'll see his hoofs

iti an çomağı hazırla. (hani iyi insan lafının üstüne geliyordu!!!)
Speak of the devil and he doth appear.It is used when an object of discussion unexpectedly becomes present during the conversation.


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