The one event that could upend that is an encore from a passive, disengaged Obama.
Addressing one of the most shameful chapters in American history, he took a passive “Mistakes were made” approach.
Readers need no longer be passive consumers but active co-operators.
The first passive structures were created in Germany in 1990, and have since taken off in Europe.
And the more Calderon is perceived as passive in his relationship to the U.S., the more his approval ratings fall.
Hereford and Norfolk abandoned active in favour of passive hostility.
It refused to be passive, though it desperately needed sleep.
This passive compliance was so unlike her that Clover felt her anxieties increase.
Why should I worry myself, who can only assist him by passive obedience?
To the angry voices which their spokesmen uplifted no heed need be paid, and passive resistance could be overcome by coercion.
late 14c., in grammatical sense (opposed to active), Old French passif "suffering, undergoing hardship" (14c.) and directly from Latin passivus "capable of feeling or suffering," from pass-, past participle stem of pati "to suffer" (see passion). Meaning "not active" is first recorded late 15c.; sense of "enduring suffering without resistance" is from 1620s. Related: Passively. Passive resistance first attested 1819 in Scott's "Ivanhoe," used throughout 19c.; re-coined by Gandhi c.1906 in South Africa. Passive-aggressive with reference to behavior is attested by 1971.
passive pas·sive (pās'ĭv)
Accepting or submitting without resistance or objection.
Of or being an inactive or submissive role in a relationship, especially a sexual relationship.
Chemically unreactive except under special or extreme conditions; inert.