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.
2 The kennel was stagnant and filthy.
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 HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
4 For a time my brain went stagnant.
5 On the green Sound, stagnant in the heat, one small sail crawled slowly toward the fresher sea.
6 The stagnant pools were all like amber.
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.
8 There was a touch of stagnant oblivion in that street.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER