Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) passive voice, passive (the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb) "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"
- S: (adj) passive, inactive (lacking in energy or will) "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
- S: (adj) passive, peaceful (peacefully resistant in response to injustice) "passive resistance"
- S: (adj) passive (expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb) "academics seem to favor passive sentences"