STAGNANT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STAGNANT
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 a.  not moving or flowing; lacking vitality or briskness; stale; dull
Classic Sentence:
1  She stirred the stagnant pool of his old heart even--where bones lay buried, but the dragon flies shot and the grass trembled as Mrs. Manresa advanced across the lawn to the strains of the gramophone.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 9
2  The kennel was stagnant and filthy.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
3  It was a stagnant, warm, and misty night, full of all the heavy perfumes of new vegetation not yet dried by hot sun, and among these particularly the scent of the fern.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
4  For a time my brain went stagnant.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In XII
5  On the green Sound, stagnant in the heat, one small sail crawled slowly toward the fresher sea.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
6  The stagnant pools were all like amber.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 12
7  It was as if a sweet clear spring had begun to rise in a stagnant pool and had risen and risen until at last it swept the dark water away.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  There was a touch of stagnant oblivion in that street.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  He is seeking advice on how to revive the stagnant economy.
2  Mass movements are often a factor in the awakening and renovation of stagnant societies.
3  A stagnant economy combined with a surge in the number of teenagers is likely to have contributed to rising crime levels in the US.
4  Take a step, the longest road also be nothing difficult; remain stagnant, then a short way are hard to reach.
5  As worms are bred in a stagnant pool, so are evil thoughts in idleness.
6  Mosquitoes commonly breed in ponds of stagnant water.