Examples from the Web for passivity
The first debate moved the polls because Obama, through his passivity, allowed Romney to shine.Obama Wins Second Debate, But Romney Scores With Centrist, Likable Storyline|Peter Beinart|October 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Layoff seems to be the most commonly used word despite—or maybe because of—a passivity that cheats the impact of the experience.The Unemployed Finally Speak Out: D.W. Gibson’s ‘Not Working’|D.W. Gibson|June 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These historical warnings, however, should not become a justification for passivity.
In fact, his passivity has called Ken's very existence into question.
Moreover, she blames the coalition for months of passivity, failing to attack the insurance industry.
He seized her hand, and then volition seemed to leave her, and she went off into a state of passivity.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
Yet it pleased, it somewhat relieved, his kinsman to see his passivity as not a little foolish.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
Alspaugh's blundering in bringing the company into line awakened this ire from a passivity to activity.The Red Acorn|John McElroy
He quaffed deeply and exhaustively that cup of joy in the quiescence and passivity of complete happiness.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
You scorn their passivity; but it was their nature and their merit to be passive.New Grub Street|George Gissing