Usage examples for quiescent

  1. We will wait a day, then, if he's quiescent, it's up to us. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  2. She became now strangely quiescent; her energy, her individuality, her strength of will seemed, for the time, entirely to have gone. – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  3. It was quiescent, and new to him,- like nothing he had seen,- and he clung to it. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson
  4. In no other way can the price- level of the United States be prevented from rising above that of other nations in which we have assumed this level and the other magnitudes in the equation of exchange to be quiescent. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  5. The test should be made with the steam in a quiescent state and with the steam pressure maintained as nearly as possible at the pressure observed in the main trial, the calorimeter thermometer to be the same as was used on the trial or one exactly similar. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  6. He would have been stupidly quiescent in his feeling of loathing and sickness had not an intense irritability in all his nerves tormented him into consciousness. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  7. He lay quiescent in the hammock and let the tides of vitality flow back.... – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  8. By brooding ardently, intensely, before I retired to rest, over any especial train of thought, over any ideal creations; by keeping the body utterly still and quiescent during the whole day; by shutting out all living adventure, the memory of which might perplex and interfere with the stream of events that I desired to pour forth into the wilds of sleep, I discovered at last that I could lead in dreams a life solely their own, and utterly distinct from the life of day. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. When they parted after an evening prolonged till midnight in Mrs. Montgomery's parlor, that which had been quiescent in Cornelia's soul, stirred again, and she knew that she was wrong to let Ludlow go without telling him of Dickerson. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  10. Matters are quiescent enough on the surface. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  11. " If it doesn't come"- he paused, and snapped the finger and thumb that hung quiescent at his side-" well and good. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. At the moment of 'make' there is a responsive twitch, but afterwards the muscle remains quiescent during the passage of the current, but on breaking the current there is seen a second responsive twitch. – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
  13. Separation and the absence of all communication- they had agreed not to correspond- had strengthened and intensified a love that had been half quiescent so long as its superficial wants were gratified. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  14. At school, however, this taste had been quiescent; for books were few. – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  15. No doubt the molecules of the seed would remain in a quiescent state, if they were not disturbed by external influences, chemical and mechanical. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  16. The interest in the game became quiescent, and he set to work to finish the story at a dead heat. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  17. If a tithe only of those who looked on, quiescent and despairing, had raised their hands, they could have beaten the rabble from the place. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  18. A mind might lie quiescent so long as it was ministered to, and hedged from cares and duties, but wake up when something was required of it! – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald