a. requiring sitting; accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise; living in one area, not migratory
Disliking the effect of her sedentary occupation on her figure, Stacy decided to work out at the gym every other day.
Sentence in Classic:
From the instant that we passed the rise, we could no longer see the vehicle, but we hastened onward at such a pace that my sedentary life began to tell upon me, and I was compelled to fall behind.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Nobody could be more steady or quiet than this young man; we therefore wish him joy of the excursion with all our heart; and it will certainly be beneficial for a person who leads so sedentary a life.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
It seemed that both had lately had a touch of that pain under the waistband which comes of a sedentary life.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
He was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, too, while most seamen lead, if one may so express it, a sedentary life.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
He considered his disposition as of the sort which must suffer heavily, uniting very strong feelings with quiet, serious, and retiring manners, and a decided taste for reading, and sedentary pursuits.