SEDENTARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SEDENTARY
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 a.  requiring sitting; accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise; living in one area, not migratory
Classic Sentence:
1  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  Highlight   In I
2  The expression sounded wonderfully odd, with its suggestion of sedentary desk-life.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Context  Highlight   In I
3  In spite of her sedentary habits such abrupt decisions were not without precedent in Zeena's history.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In III
4  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.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11
5  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 Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence:
1  His sedentary life had left him with flaccid muscles.
2  Disliking the effect of her sedentary occupation on her figure, Stacy decided to work out at the gym every other day.
3  My doctor says I should start playing sport because my lifestyle is too sedentary.