- 1.1 [atmosphere/building/manner] impersonalMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] impersonal
- The subject matter may be impersonal and unemotional but it doesn't make it any more enjoyable to know that.
- It might suggest a curt, efficient, formal, impersonal, or even angry attitude about the conversation.
- But a book is always an extension of its author, however impersonal the subject matter.
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- But online stores are cold, impersonal places devoid of any sense of human contact, where every book is merely an itemised commodity.
- At the time, however, my dad deplored the feeling that he was becoming just another number in an impersonal organization, a cog in the machine.
- You may have a tendency to avoid gyms because you think of them as unattractive, boring or impersonal places.
- Both Bactrian and Pagolak recall the mysterious Ursprache of Borges's Tlön, which contains no nouns but only impersonal verbs, and in which famous poems consist of a single enormous word.
- The it in suffice it to say is an impersonal or indefinite pronoun, one that functions as a grammatical placeholder without supplying much real meaning.
- A person is now ‘impersonal,’ as in an impersonal verb construction, as in ‘it is raining.’
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