31 Metaphors for indifference

Perhaps this growing indifference was merely the reaction from a long nervous strain: that his mother and sister thought it so was shown by the way in which they mutely watched and hovered.

The prevailing indifference to vital religion, the corruptions of society, the decline of domestic piety, and the absence of religion from the education of the upper classes were the themes treated by the writer with unsparing candour and convincing force.

The Hebrews' indifference to the departed soul is, in fact, a puzzle, especially when we consider their Egyptian educationso important an element in Mr. Huxley's theory.

The people to whom he was now come, seem, it is true, to have been in a different state from the simple-hearted Norwegians, who thirsted for the "pure milk of the word;" and their comparative indifference to spiritual things may have been a main cause of the silence which he felt to be imposed upon him.

To one who loves his fatherland, for instance, our boasted indifference to the ethics of a national war is mere mysterious gibberism.

Indifference from a woman was a new experience to him, and annoyed him.

When the struggle is about principles, indifference is suicide.

And his seeming indifference was not a pose with him, either.

This indifference is a mortal sign for the country.

She thought, with some reason, that to take a step which seemed to show a dread of such attacks was the surest way to encourage more of them, and that apparent indifference to them was the only line of action consistent with her innocence or with her dignity.

This indifference as to the future robbed slavery of much of its hardship, and although every one condemns the idea in the abstract, there are many humane men and women who do not think the colored man suffered half as much as has so often and so emphatically been stated.

But another look at his face denied her this solace; and his evident indifference was the last blow to her pride.

I hear them continually complaining that our indifference is always the fruit of their complaisance for us.

One has to respect even one's indifference, and not change it for anything, since indifference in a decent man is also a religion.

Besides," he added, hesitating a little, "I have a very shrewd notion that all this apparent indifference is only shyness on my little girl's part, and that she loves you.

Their indifference was perhaps the most painful element of the whole transaction.

In him they recognized a man superior to the clamor of vulgar gratification; his indifference to gain, to luxury, and every form of display, his constant preference of the spiritual over the sensual, was always an impressive example to them.

But the indifference of ministers towards literature, which has been long, and indeed almost always is the case in England, gives little prospect of any alteration in this particular.

Indifference and misdirection are our greatest enemies in times of peace.

Indifference of a great power to the condition of the world is a chance given to foreign powers to regulate the interests of that indifferent foreign power.

Yet Crowther knew intuitively that his very indifference was in itself a barrier that might well prove insurmountable.

But I would remark that this indifference to European concerns is again a matter, not of principle but of temporary exigencythe motives of which have, by the lapse of time, entirely disappearedso much that the balance is even turned to the opposite side.

His influence over half a dozen of the despotic governors in the interior was still immense; the Pampa was his own, after all his defeats; and it was shrewdly suspected that his indifference to power in La Rioja, and his mysterious visit to the maritime capital, were indications of a design to seize upon the government of Buenos Ayres itself.

Indifference to the condition of the foreign world is a wilful abdication of their duty, and of their independence.

His indifference to all is only a clever pretence.

31 Metaphors for  indifference