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  • adv. In an impassible manner.

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Examples

  • I had a vested interest; and whatever tended either to its culture or its destruction, I could not view impassibly.

    Villette

  • Meanwhile Ali, with the habitual fatalism of his nation, had resigned himself in advance to whatever might happen and drove straight onward with his eyes impassibly fixed upon the horses.

    Monte-Cristo's Daughter

  • Ali had impassibly resumed the driver's seat and, at a nod from his adored master, started the spirited horses down the immense avenue.

    Monte-Cristo's Daughter

  • Bashville, faultlessly dressed and impassibly mannered, opened the door.

    Cashel Byron's Profession

  • For some reason, once in view of this mysterious place, she was strangely, inexplicably, impassibly calm.

    The Millionaire Baby

  • And the great Gizune dominated impassibly everything, with its cold and spectral air, in all this white radiance of midnight.

    Ramuntcho

  • In truth, nobody attempts to resist her order, impassibly given.

    Ramuntcho

  • Miss Aldclyffe stopped, and closed her lips impassibly.

    Desperate Remedies

  • After locking up the bureau again, he walked to the window and gazed out as impassibly as he had done at the beginning of the interview, while Raffles took a small allowance from the flask, screwed it up, and deposited it in his side-pocket, with provoking slowness, making a grimace at his stepson's back.

    Middlemarch

  • Cassandre, and the rest, idols one after another of a somewhat artificial and for the most part unrequited love, from the Angevine maiden -- La petite pucelle Angevine -- who had vexed his young soul by her inability to yield him more than a faint Platonic affection, down to Helen, to whom he had been content to propose no other, gazed, more impassibly than ever, from the walls.

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

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