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Usage examples for stagnation

  1. 2. Again, if men of various useful employments should be located with the missionary, there would be held up before the children examples of Christian industry and enterprise; whereas, in their present isolated condition, the children suffer from an atmosphere of indolence and stagnation. – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. The men went gladly, accepting the long ride as a welcome relief to the stagnation of a garrison winter. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  3. The consequence was, that there was a general stagnation of trade; numbers of artisans and laborers of every kind were thrown out of work, and their enforced idleness and poverty, which was its result, made them ready to become the tools of demagogues such as are never wanting in the hour of distress and perplexity. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
  4. On this trip we learned that there was a general stagnation in trade, and especially with this class of goods; and to undertake to push more jewelry on those who then had more than they needed and more than they could pay for, would be foolish and unbusiness- like. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  5. Miss Edgeworth certainly understood fully the nature of the disorder of her patients, the ennui, the stagnation of life and feeling that devoured them and sunk many of them at last to a depth at which they no longer merited the name of rational human beings. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  6. One who would meet these two again after the interval of a few months would be astonished at the distance which has been left between them by the stagnation of one and the advance of the other. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  7. She was lifted out of her dull despondency, which had threatened to become stagnation, and restored to her natural life and energy and the fresh spring of youthful spirits. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  8. Storms may sweep the face of the deep, but in the abyss there is calm which is not stagnation. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  9. It seemed very odd- such a complete stagnation of affairs, military and civil- but we went to dinner in spite of our disappointment. – Border and Bastille by George A. Lawrence
  10. Only the quarterly call of the Dutch steamer stirs the stagnation of ages on the Soela- Bessir isles, but although the young, sharing in that wondrous heritage of mirth and gladness peculiar to the joyous early life of the tropics, recognise no limitations in their lot, the mothers sadly repeat the complaint heard elsewhere that no chance of improvement is given to them. – Through the Malay Archipelago by Emily Richings
  11. The topsails of the Southern Belle had hardly more than appeared over the horizon, when people began to wake up and realize that stagnation had too long held them in its thrall. – Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas by Lloyd Osbourne
  12. It was nevertheless true that at present poor Roderick gave unprecedented tokens of moral stagnation, and as for genius being held by the precarious tenure he had sketched, Rowland was at a loss to see whence he could borrow the authority to contradict him. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  13. On the contrary, these years were in general marked by educational stagnation. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  14. Everywhere there was misery and stagnation. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  15. Hence stagnation in our manufacturing districts. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  16. The result has been to throw us all back into the condition of stagnation and depression. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
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