Elinor had often wished for an opportunity of attempting to weaken her mother's dependence on the attachment of Edward and herself, that the shock might be less when the whole truth were revealed, and now on this attack, though almost hopeless of success, she forced herself to begin her design by saying, as calmly as she could, "I like Edward Ferrars very much, and shall always be glad to see him; but as to the rest of the family, it is a matter of perfect indifference
to me, whether I am ever known to them or not.
He walked out of the room, having deliberately returned the contemptuous indifference
of Hardyman by a similar indifference
on his own side, at parting.
D'Artagnan remarked upon the face of Aramis a complete indifference
to this question of Porthos.
Maggie gave the tips of her fingers, and said, "Quite well, thank you," in a tone of proud indifference
you have made me so unhappy with your indifference
She had been particularly unwell, however, suffering from headache to a degree, which made her aunt declare, that had the ball taken place, she did not think Jane could have attended it; and it was charity to impute some of her unbecoming indifference
to the languor of illhealth.
He seemed continually to be searching for someone, and during the first days of the return voyage from the island he was often discovered nosing about in various parts of the ship; but after he had seen and examined each face of the ship's company, and explored every corner of the vessel he lapsed into utter indifference
of all about him.