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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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The devil take the hindmast

Altta kalanın canı çıksın
This idiom means that you should think of yourself and not be concerned about other people; look after yourself and let the devil take the hindmost.


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