Examples from the Web for passiveness
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.Anne of Geierstein|Walter Scott
This silence, this passiveness on the part of their hitherto aggressive and turbulent gaolers was portentous.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
Meanwhile the boy, emboldened by Jack's passiveness, followed, with more abuse of the same sort.Timothy Crump's Ward|Horatio Alger
The passiveness of our neighbors increases our sense of security, and plays into the hands of our wilfulness.Considerations on Representative Government|John Stuart Mill
The provisions, for those who require them, I do not object to, but the passiveness is fatally injurious.Official Report of the Niger Valley Exploring Party |Martin Robinson Delany