[ adverb ] in a passive manner


"he listened passively"

Used in print

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

The supposed tactual sense of spatial location and orientation in the patient and his ability to specify the location of a member , as_well_as the direction and scope of a movement , passively executed ( with one of his members ) , proved to have been , on_the_contrary , very considerably affected '' .

Related terms

actively passive passive