He would sit and talk to me in the old confidence, and with the old simplicity, and in the old unassertive
protecting way, so that I would half believe that all my life since the days of the old kitchen was one of the mental troubles of the fever that was gone.
I might indeed have saved my breath, I knew it was one of the Fynes' rules of life, part of their solemnity and responsibility, one of those things that were part of their unassertive
but ever present superiority, that their dog must not be allowed in.
Also, they were laughing and merry eyes, within them much of the naivete and wonder of the child; and yet, in an unassertive
Moreover, it's difficult if not impossible to predict how one will react to a violent confrontation, Nahas explained, suggesting that it might not be fair to harshly criticize the unassertive
Though often criticized as an unassertive
and feckless commander in chief, Madison was, Kleinerman argues, deliberately attempting to establish a model of presidential restraint, demonstrating through his conduct how a president might lead a nation at war without doing violence to the values of republican constitutionalism.
While brown ales are too often murky and unassertive
, Durty Brown balances out a big clean malty backbone with lots of bold hops.
They may act in people-pleasing ways, become passive aggressive or even unassertive
in order to avoid conflict that may result in rejection of their opinion, position, or choices.
Avoidance is unassertive
and uncooperative, and may involve sidestepping issues or withdrawing for a cool-down period before resuming conflict.
In addition, these same writers were indirectly influenced by the Literature Bureau which encouraged the production of literature that portrayed women as passive and unassertive
On professional front women are expected to be sweet, soft, sensitive, adaptable, gentle, and unassertive
and domesticated (Misra, 1998).
The old tension--between Marker's private and social realities as they emerge through fractured voices and personae--gives it a powerful, unassertive
How quiet and unassertive
are the marks that make up these images; how loving and patient is the observation that they encapsulate.