Usage examples for stagnant

  1. Most of these mills are in varying stages of decay, but the ponds filled with stagnant water remain. – See America First by Orville O. Hiestand
  2. When, at last, I was free and had to some extent restored the circulation in my stagnant veins, I began the task of freeing my oarless craft from its wedged position so that the insetting tide might carry me to the shore. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  3. No wind stirred in the stagnant, frigid calm. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  4. Action will never be stagnant while there are such things as gold and power. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. One cup of this love that is drawn from the spring on the mountain is worth a hundred taken from the stagnant well of ordinary charity. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  6. Ten to one he will never get as much for the stock as he paid, for it falls stagnant when the speculators have got it off their hands. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  7. He could hear bird- chirpings now against the restless mutter of the little stream which came down the center of the valley, starting at the lake at the right end and running out into stagnant and drying pools a short distance after it entered the desert. – Gone Fishing by James H. Schmitz
  8. Mrs. Colwood said to herself that life at Beechcote would be no stagnant pool. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  9. Scarcely calculating upon finding her at this stagnant time of the town year, and only hoping for information, Julian was surprised and excited to see the shutters open, and the house wearing altogether a living look, its neighbours having decidedly died off meanwhile. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  10. Let the same event befall these men on the self- same day: if it fall into the running waters of their wisdom, it will undergo complete transformation, becoming different in every one; if it fall into the stagnant water of their reason, it will remain as it was, unchanged. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  11. Life, happiness, sorrow, everything, seems stagnant within me. – The Dead Lake and Other Tales by Paul Heyse
  12. If the boy believed that the accumulation of wealth and the acquisition of power were what the old man says they are, the world would very soon be stagnant. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  13. Most of these were actually dry, but many of them contained a dirty pool of stagnant water. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  14. The creek at the back of the garden was stagnant and marshy when the water fell, and overhung by leafy boughs. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. Let the tomb have its stagnant wisdom, but let there be wisdom also for the hearth where the fire still burns. – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  16. Night came, but it brought no stars to enable them to find their road back to their dwellings, nor south nor north winds were abroad to direct their steps- the waters were still stagnant, and still did moss grow upon every side of the tree. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  17. All were well pleased to be relieved from the stagnant despotism of the Duke of York and to take part in the free popular government of William Penn in Pennsylvania. – The Quaker Colonies A Chronicle of the Proprietors of the Delaware, Volume 8 in The Chronicles Of America Series by Sydney G. Fisher
  18. It is a curious experience to travel for hundreds of miles, as one may do in the dry season in the north- eastern part of Cape Colony and in Bechuanaland, through a country which is inhabited, and covered in some places with wood, in others with grass or shrublets fit for cattle, and see not a drop of running water, and hardly even a stagnant pond. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  19. The thick blanket seemed plastered to his black, wet and rank with the smell of stagnant water. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon