1 He was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, too, while most seamen lead, if one may so express it, a sedentary life.
2 The expression sounded wonderfully odd, with its suggestion of sedentary desk-life.
3 In spite of her sedentary habits such abrupt decisions were not without precedent in Zeena's history.
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.
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 GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER VII