Indifference in a sentence

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Definition of Indifference

  • The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; lack of sufficient importance to constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.
  • Passableness; mediocrity.
  • Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.
  • Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire indifference to all that occurs.
  • the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
  • the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern
  • apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
  • unbiased impartial unconcern

How to use indifference in a sentence. Indifference pronunciation.

In vivacious company she would have called it, and perhaps have thought it, a charming view; alone, she had no eye for such things-an indifference characteristic of her mind, and not at all dependent upon its mood.
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To-day I travel through all the obscure villages with profound indifference, and I gaze coldly at their sad and wretched appearance: my eyes linger over no object, nothing grotesque makes me smile: that which formerly made me burst out in a roar of spontaneous laughter, and filled my soul with cheerful animation, now passes before my eyes as though I saw it not, and my mouth, cold and rigid, finds no longer a word to say at the very spectacle which formerly possessed the secret of filling my heart with ecstasy.
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The general wretchedness of the serfs, the indifference of their owners to their condition, the pettiness and utter meanness of village gossip, the ridiculous affectations of small-town society, the universal ignorance, stupidity, and dulness-all these are remorselessly revealed in the various bargains made by the hero.
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The one real conviction of Turgenev's life was pessimism,-the belief that the man of the noblest aspiration and the man of the most brutish character are treated by Nature with equal indifference.
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At first sight they may seem to be an unimportant episode in the story, and a blemish on its constructive lines but a little reflection reveals not only the humorous tenderness that inspired the novelist's pen in their creation, but contrasts them in their absurd indifference to time, with the turbulent and meaningless whirlpool where the modern revolutionists revolve.
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A creed which teaches indifference to wealth, indifference to the conveniences of life, and contempt for suffering is quite incomprehensible to the great majority who never knew either wealth or the conveniences of life, and to whom contempt for suffering would mean contempt for their own lives, which are made up of feelings of hunger, cold, loss, insult, and a Hamlet-like terror of death.
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In the short sketch "An Event" the children are wild with delight over the advent of three kittens, and cannot understand their father's disgust for the little beasts, and his cruel indifference to their welfare.
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Marie Louise talked but little with the people of her household; but whether this arose from a habit brought with her from the Austrian court, whether she feared to compromise her dignity by her foreign accent before persons of inferior condition, or whether it arose from timidity or indifference, few of these persons could remember a word she had uttered.
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He paid it with the indifference of his years, but said nothing to Mrs. Damerel.
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I think it more than likely that she's _married_.' The listener preserved a face of indifference, though the lines were decidedly tense.
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Tarrant met her gaze with steady indifference.
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I think it was Mr. ELLIOTT O'DONNELL's way of telling his stories that was responsible for my indifference.
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Strong souls do not sleep easily: indifference weighs them down.
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To M. de Camors, in principle it was a matter of perfect indifference whether France was centralized or decentralized.
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Mademoiselle d'Estrelles had accepted this change with a disdainful indifference.
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The signing of the contract was marked by no special incident; only when the notary, with a low, modest voice read the clause by which the General made Mademoiselle d'Estrelles heiress to all his fortune, Camors was amused to remark the superb indifference of Mademoiselle Charlotte, the smiling exasperation of Mesdames Bacquiere and Van-Cuyp, and the amorous regard which Madame de la Roche-Jugan threw at the same time on Charlotte, her son, and the notary.
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Employing all these, yet never compromising one of them, he influenced men by their virtues, or their vices, with equal indifference.
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He was coldly affectionate to Madame de Tecle, but toward Marie, in spite of her beautiful blue eyes, like her mother's, and her curly hair, he preserved a frozen indifference.
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It is difficult to imagine the tone of supreme indifference and haughty persiflage with which the Marquise sustained this dialogue, without once slackening her pace, or glancing at her companion, or changing the proud and erect pose of her head.
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This conduct so much resembled indifference, that Camors should have been delighted; but he was not-on the contrary he was annoyed by it.
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Examples of Indifference

Example #1
Presently another patch of shade invited her to repose again, and again she meditated for an hour or more.
Example #2
Before her, east, west, and north, lay the wooded landscape, soft of hue beneath the summer sky, spreading its tranquil beauty far away to the mists of the horizon.
Example #3
Every building, everything that showed an individual touch, enchanted my mind, and left a vivid impression. . . .
Example #4
In the sixth chapter of the latter book, Gogol has himself revealed the sad transformation that had taken place in his own mind, and that made his genius express itself in so different a manner:- "Once, long ago, in the years of my youth, in those beautiful years that rolled so swiftly, I was full of joy, charmed when I arrived for the first time in an unknown place; it might be a farm, a poor little district town, a large village, a small settlement: my eager, childish eyes always found there many interesting objects.
Example #5
The various scenes at dinner parties and at the country inns are laughable; but Gogol's laughter, like that of most great humorists, is a compound of irony, satire, pathos, tenderness, and moral indignation.
Example #6
But although all Russia is reflected in a comic mirror, which by its very distortion emphasises the defects of each character, Gogol was not primarily trying to write a funny book.