STAGNATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STAGNATE
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 v.  be idle; exist in a changeless situation; stand still; cease to flow; stand without moving
Classic Sentence:
1  This was not the repose of actual stagnation, but the apparent repose of incredible slowness.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
2  One point was evident in this; that she had been existing in a suppressed state, and not in one of languor, or stagnation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
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.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
4  The complexity of Petersburg, as a rule, had a stimulating effect on him, rousing him out of his Moscow stagnation.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 22
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.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
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.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
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.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  "I'm completely surprised," said Gartner analyst Brian Blau, summing up the sentiments of many investors who've watched Facebook's stock price stagnate over the past year.
2  Growth is expected to stagnate next year.
3  Tokyo was plunged into two "lost" decades of stagnation after it prevented zombie companies from declaring bankruptcy – even blocking petitions from bondholders in the courts - when a property collapse exposed debts many times the value of their businesses.
4  The stagnation of the relocation issue has been a thorn in the side of relations between Tokyo and Washington since 1996 when the two governments agreed on the original plan to move the base.
5  Motion is absolute while stagnation is relative.