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Composé de passive et du suffixe -ly utilisé pour formé les adverbes.

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  1. Passivement.
    • Water flowed passively between tanks via the siphon. — (Brian D. Wisenden, "Scents of Danger", dans Animal Signals: signalling and signal design in animal communication, page 369, 2000)
    L’eau coulait passivement entre les réservoirs à travers le siphon.
    • Due to this pressure aortic and pulmonary valves are opened passively and due to relaxation blood is sucked from the venae cavae into the atrium. — (Klaus Dieter Budras, et al., Anatomy of the Dog, page 188, 2007)
  2. D’une manière consentante.
    • Paradoxically, the same faculty who complain about busyness are most likely to end up waiting passively. While they acquiescently wait to write, they busy themselves with other, often trivial, activities. — (Gary A. Olson, Todd W. Taylor, Publishing in Rhetoric and Composition, page 218, 1997)
    • They were not waving at him but sat passively as if waiting to hear if what he had to say would be derogatory to their previous relationship. — (Wallace Collins, Dragon Fire, page 9, 1998)
  3. (Grammaire) Au passif.
    • Statements phrased in an active voice, with a few outcome-oriented goals, improve school performance more than those stated passively with either multiple goals or goals focused on processes or behaviors. — (Timothy J. Conlan, Alice M. Rivlin, & Paul L. Posner, Intergovernmental Management for the Twenty-first Century, page 214, 2008)

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d’une manière consentante

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