And particularly when passiveness can enable challengers to the leadership of political Islam to make headway.
At first we thought his silence and passiveness, so unusual in a temper so fiery, were fortunate for securing his personal safety.
The strength in her was the strength of passiveness; she could endure, but she could not battle.
Here the passiveness in respect of quality is the same as activity, it being only a diminished activity.
Reflects on the Harlowe family, and particularly on Mrs. Harlowe, for her passiveness.
One is led to suppose, from their passiveness, that they are content with the system.
But it was absolutely necessary first that she should be reduced to passiveness.
Charmed into passiveness for the time, I crouched and stared at this strange sight.
Even then Moslem passiveness proves often an immovable inertia.
It is a genuine forest-nature, mute yet never inglorious, reciting uncomplainingly its lesson of passiveness and endurance.