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  • n. Plural form of passivity.


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  • I came back and scored two points on him for passivities, or advantage points.

    Becoming the Natural

  • Besides pleasure and desire, which are passivities or passions, there are other emotions derived from pleasure and desire, which are attributable to us in so far as we are active.

    The Ethics

  • Accordingly, among created things, activities and passivities are mutual.

    The Monadology

  • Gardens, Dreamlands — passivities more or less aimless.

    The Greatest Thing in the World And Other Addresses

  • What was Cousin Hetty's life now, with its tiny inhibitions, its little passivities?

    The Brimming Cup

  • How much then does it signify when God comes out from nature, out of all abstractions and abstractive epithets, to be acted personally in just those glorious and divine passivities that we have least discerned in him and scarcely dare impute to him.

    Sermons for the New Life.

  • One of the greatest tonics to our all-round well-being is a richly colourful social life that revolves around activities not passivities (i.e. dancing not tv).

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  • And if this be true respecting God’s mere passivities of sensibility to right and wrong, how much truer is it, when we speak of him in sacrifice.

    Sermons for the New Life.

  • We had never seen before the sublime passivities of God’s character, and his ability to endure the madness of evil.

    Sermons for the New Life.


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