Definition of impassively in English:



  • See impassive

    • ‘Our chests heave with the exertion of the last few minutes; from his little booth, an armed guard looks out at us impassively.’
    • ‘The squirrel is up on its front legs, and is staring at us impassively.’
    • ‘He studied me impassively and I couldn't help a triumphant smile.’
    • ‘One of the chaps looks up, notices the scrutiny, and takes in the gaze impassively.’
    • ‘Groups gathered impassively in the road, among the gridlocked traffic, listening through open windows to car radios.’
    • ‘But on this occasion the police stared back impassively.’
    • ‘I looked at him impassively for about five or ten seconds and then moved into a seat to my right that someone had just vacated.’
    • ‘The other mannequins, the kind we find looking out impassively from shop windows, however, do not seem to have much of a life.’
    • ‘The cold, round meal tray is impassively in front, with two bowls and two pairs of chopsticks placed in their proper places.’
    • ‘But he sat silently and impassively during the demands for an emergency debate on an issue that is clearly splitting Anglican legislators.’
    • ‘She sat down at the table behind me and listened impassively to most of the proceedings.’
    • ‘He glowered once at the band members (who shut up instantly) and turned to face the audience impassively, arms folded.’
    • ‘She sat impassively in the dock when the verdicts were returned at Preston Crown Court yesterday but some of her relatives broke down in the public gallery.’
    • ‘When the ‘Lion’ charged him, he stood his ground and stared it in the face impassively.’
    • ‘His tendons were twanging like broken guitar strings but he just looked at me impassively like I was reading his palm.’
    • ‘Her emerald eyes watched he and their daughter impassively.’
    • ‘The singer delivers them impassively, although occasionally I think I see a hint of a laugh about her lips.’
    • ‘He stared impassively at the boy, just about level with him.’
    • ‘They eyed us impassively, betraying no emotion, but we could tell they were alert to our presence as soon as we walked in.’
    • ‘One thing about the fact that I did not understand the words and the actions meant that I was trying to look at the proceedings as impassively as I could.’