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quiescent
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War and Peace
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  • Just as in the mechanism of a clock, so in the mechanism of the military machine, an impulse once given leads to the final result; and just as indifferently quiescent till the moment when motion is transmitted to them are the parts of the mechanism which the impulse has not yet reached.

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  • She is always on the move and busy, but her boyfriend is quiet and quiescent.
  • Lady Bertram was perfectly quiescent and contented, and had no objections to make.
    Austen, Jane  --  Mansfield Park

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