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  • Their own faces were sallow with the unwholesomeness of hot air and sedentary toil, rather than with any actual signs of want: they were employed in a fashionable millinery establishment, and were fairly well clothed and well paid; but the youngest among them was as dull and colourless as the middle-aged.

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  • forced by illness to lead a sedentary life
  • I lead a sedentary life.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Moon and Sixpence

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