QUIESCENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of QUIESCENT
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 a.  at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
Classic Sentence:
1  Standing the audience faced the actors; who also stood with their collecting boxes quiescent, their looking-glasses hidden, and the robes of their various parts hanging stiff.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
2  For suddenly he was aware of the old flame shooting and leaping up in his loins, that he had hoped was quiescent for ever.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
3  And he had to come in to her at once, to enter the peace on earth of her soft, quiescent body.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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4  Between coming home and dinner she had cut it out, and she sat in the soft quiescent rapture of herself sewing, while the noise of the reading went on.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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5  Lady Bertram was perfectly quiescent and contented, and had no objections to make.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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6  Smiling as changelessly as an ivory figurine she sat quiescent, avoiding thought, glancing about the living-room and hall, noting their betrayal of unimaginative commercial prosperity.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  After the great eruption, fear of Mount Etna was great; people did not return to cultivate its rich hillside lands until the volcano had been quiescent for a full two years.