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  • She argues that we must not settle for the current economic stasis.
  • They have reached a point of stasis in their relationship.
  • He is suggesting hope and change in opposition to despair and stasis.
  • The fluorescent light fixture above his bed had been left on, and beneath its cool, icy cast, he appeared as if he were alive but being preserved in a kind of science-fictional stasis, his hair unevenly matted from sleep, his skin dull of sheen, the beeps and hums of the machines standing in for the sounds of his living.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • The sound of the clock striking two seemed to spur her out of her stasis.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Had I been in some kind of stasis?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It kept him in a dangerous stasis of nostalgia and regret and horror.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He liked the community’s stasis, its plebeian virtues and unassuming mien.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In the last moments of his dying coma he was locked in a stasis field which keeps him in a state of perpetual unchangingness.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Known as the poet of stasis, he puts one of his heroes, literally, in an ash can.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • It means certainly a stasis and not a kinesis.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Just place a stasis on them once you’re sure they are dead.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Their history is replete with examples of very fast technological advance mixed with periods of relative stasis.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • In the police mortuary, displayed on an air-cushion in the stasis-freeze, the corpse was a mangled figure with dead white skin and a flaming red beard.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • To a cow ruminating in a field, the world was a vast green comfortable stasis, and then at evening, when choretime came, the world was a great swollenness.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • I know what I’m talking about; they did the same thing for Hank Robbin’s great grandfather and he died anyhow, right after they took him out of the stasis.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • His first model produced a time-stasis or low-entropy field no bigger than a football-but a lighted cigarette placed inside with full power setting was still burning a week later.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • That you’re frozen in stasis.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • They left stasis a week ago and Daddy came out of the hospital today.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • It produces also a stasis of the mind.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Medical techniques had developed in two years, not a pessimistic twenty; it had been possible to relax the stasis, operate, and restore Mr. Walker to the world.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • It awakens, or ought to awaken, or induces, or ought to induce, an esthetic stasis, an ideal pity or an ideal terror, a stasis called forth, prolonged, and at last dissolved by what I call the rhythm of beauty.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • It awakens, or ought to awaken, or induces, or ought to induce, an esthetic stasis, an ideal pity or an ideal terror, a stasis called forth, prolonged, and at last dissolved by what I call the rhythm of beauty.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Instead I wanted to tell her that everything about us wasn’t really as it seemed, that nothing was, not even the war, which had never quite arrived and probably now never would, that we—the soldiers, officers, the girls—all had somehow entered an untoward region of stasis from which we would soon find deliverance, that we needed only to persist for a short time longer, that we must hold fast to the general order of things.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The instant wherein that supreme quality of beauty, the clear radiance of the esthetic image, is apprehended luminously by the mind which has been arrested by its wholeness and fascinated by its harmony is the luminous silent stasis of esthetic pleasure, a spiritual state very like to that cardiac condition which the Italian physiologist Luigi Galvani, using a phrase almost as beautiful as Shelley’s, called the enchantment of the heart.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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