He did not distinguish what sort of love his might be, big or little, passionate or passionless
, lasting or passing (he kept a ballet girl himself, though he was the father of a family, so he was lenient in these matters), but he knew that this love affair was viewed with displeasure by those whom it was necessary to please, and therefore he did not approve of his brother's conduct.
They are both specimens of the emancipated young American girl--practical, positive, passionless
, subtle, and knowing, as you please, either too much or too little.
There are poets who have chosen rural life for their subject for the sake of its passionless
repose; and there are times when Wordsworth himself extols the mere calm and dispassionate survey of things as the highest aim of poetical culture.
Herons came, with a great bold noise as of opening doors and shutters, out of the boughs of a plantation which they frequented at the side of the mead; or, if already on the spot, hardily maintained their standing in the water as the pair walked by, watching them by moving their heads round in a slow, horizontal, passionless
wheel, like the turn of puppets by clockwork.
He said the university needed ever so much more money this year than the state was willing to furnish; and that it must come from wealthy personages who could not but be offended by the swerving of the university from its high ideal of the passionless
pursuit of passionless
Her face was so passionless
, that he, as every one else present, was incapable of reading her thoughts.
Calm, gentle, passionless
, as he appeared, there was yet, we fear, a quiet depth of malice, hitherto latent, but active now, in this unfortunate old man, which led him to imagine a more intimate revenge than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy.
Besides, unless I had received a distinct impression of her passionless
features, that strange feeling would hardly have been removed.
Their unfeline conduct in eating up all the Tetouan cats aroused a hatred toward them in the breasts of the Moors, to which even the driving them out of Spain was tame and passionless
. Moors and Spaniards are foes forever now.
Duson entered the sitting-room, noiseless as ever, with pale, passionless
face, the absolute prototype of the perfect French servant, to whom any expression of vigorous life seems to savour of presumption.
An indistinct idea he had, that the child was desolate and in want of help; for he often drew her to his bosom and bade her be of good cheer, saying that they would not desert each other; but he seemed unable to contemplate their real position more distinctly, and was still the listless, passionless
creature that suffering of mind and body had left him.
She was a brand-new bride, innocent, girlish, happy in herself and her grave and worshiping stripling of a husband; she was about eighteen, just out of school, free from affections, unconscious of that passionless
multitude around her; and the very first time she smote that old wreck one recognized that it had met its destiny.