from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Passive character, attitude, quality, or behavior.
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- n. the quality or principle of being passive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable; hence, the principle of passive resistance.
- n. The quality of being passive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
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Originalism is, in a sense, a variant of "passivism," but it is not institutional passivism.
Maybe people weren't ready for it, almost in the same way we're not ready for passivism today.
"Pacifism, which literally refers to the making of peace," she wrote, "is often mistakenly understood as passivism."
It is thoroughly disappointing that the editors of the New York Times continue to allow Kristof to write about China, as this sort of writing will someday be a monument for how Western passivism in the face of the Chinese economy lead to the prolonged tenure of a totalitarian government.
When I think of it, and how it compares to the passivism of either "being an optimist" or "being a pessimist," the image that invariably pops into my mind is that of Rosie the Riveter, from the WWII poster.
What the conservatives commentators really want in a Justice with respect to these issues is not judicial passivism but judicial activism.
This is not judicial activism, but judicial passivism.
But if they do, then Whelon just accuses them of judicial passivism. woh woh.
Given that the vast majority of law concerns these two areas, the real crisis in constitutional law is not judicial “activism” but judicial passivism.
It's sort of a hangover from the Bush years from their passivism as a population.