1 This was not the repose of actual stagnation, but the apparent repose of incredible slowness.
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2 One point was evident in this; that she had been existing in a suppressed state, and not in one of languor, or stagnation.
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3 They were activities which, beside those of a town, a village, or even a farm, would have appeared as the ferment of stagnation merely, a creeping of the flesh of somnolence.
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4 The complexity of Petersburg, as a rule, had a stimulating effect on him, rousing him out of his Moscow stagnation.
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5 No attempt was made to do so, and the black men left the city by thousands, bringing about great stagnation in every branch of business.
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6 He smiled to think that it was this disorder, the misrule and confusion of his father's house and the stagnation of vegetable life, which was to win the day in his soul.
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7 Their putrescence is evident, their stagnation is unhealthy, their fermentation infects people with fever, and etiolates them; their multiplication becomes a plague of Egypt.
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