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  • While I was not always successful with my children, I did manage to influence some of my more sedentary colleagues.†   (source)
  • But his sedentary life, which accentuated his cheekbones and concentrated the sparkle of his eyes, did not increase his weight or alter the parsimony of his character, but, on the contrary, it hardened on his lips the straight line of solitary meditation and implacable decision.†   (source)
  • I'm glad I'm a sedentary spider."†   (source)
  • After the sedentary life of the Senate, Adams relished the days out of doors.†   (source)
  • Those occupations are relatively sedentary and you have the body of a man who's been subjected to physical stress.†   (source)
  • Alexander was mostly on his own as well—too young for the girls and too sedentary for Stem's boys.†   (source)
  • Nearly a quarter of the human race's total activity, it had been calculated, was now expended on sports of various kinds, ranging from such sedentary occupations as chess to lethal pursuits like ski-gliding across mountain valleys.†   (source)
  • They had been in the house for many months and had grown complacent and plump, their sedentary labor allowing them to acquire a suetlike avoirdupois bizarre-looking amid this fellowship of emaciated flesh.†   (source)
  • I lead a sedentary life.   (source)
  • I had lived a placid, uneventful, sedentary existence all my days--the life of a scholar and a recluse on an assured and comfortable income.   (source)
  • She was forced by illness to lead a sedentary life.
    sedentary = requiring sitting or little activity
  • "Well, I'm sort of sedentary myself, I guess," said the pig.†   (source)
  • "What does sedentary mean?" asked Wilbur.†   (source)
  • McCandless conveniently overlooked the fact that London himself had spent just a single winter in the North and that he'd died by his own hand on his California estate at the age of forty, a fatuous drunk, obese and pathetic, maintaining a sedentary existence that bore scant resemblance to the ideals he espoused in print.†   (source)
  • They restricted themselves to an essential area, from Fernanda's bedroom, where the charms of sedentary love were visible, to the beginning of the porch, where Amaranta Ursula would sit to sew bootees and bonnets for the newborn baby and Aureliano, would answer the occasional letters from the wise Catalonian.†   (source)
  • He was in the chair every day, all day, without fail, which was a point of pride with him, but also of some worry, since he knew such sedentary confinement to be good neither for the body nor the spirit of "a man habituated for a long course of years to long voyages and immense journeys.†   (source)
  • …to sit and reflect and that the business of the pliers and the oilcan had awakened in him the tardy yearning of so many useful trades that he might have followed in his life and did not; but neither case was true, because the temptation of a sedentary domesticity that was besieging him was not the result of any rediscovery or moral lesion. it came from much farther off, unearthed by the rain's pitchfork from the days when in Melquiades' room he would read the prodigious fables about…†   (source)
  • Chance: Scotty, there's no tailor on earth than can disguise a sedentary occupation.†   (source)
  • That part of his torso visible above the desk is shapeless, almost monstrous, with a soft and sedentary obesity.†   (source)
  • A black derby accentuated the sharpness and sedentary pallor of his face; a jacket, loose on his tall spare frame, buttoned up in a V close to the throat; and above the V a tightly-knotted black tie was mounted in the groove of a high starched collar.†   (source)
  • Therefore, this was how we were, in the office, the stout doctor explaining his injection for our lay understanding, fat-faced, dry, unarduous, heavy of breath, his arms hairy, the office stinking of cigars and of his sedentary career in old black leather.†   (source)
  • He has been to town to do his semiweekly marketing, where, gaunt, misshapen, with his gray stubble and his dark spectacleblurred eyes and his blackrimmed hands and the rank manodor of his sedentary and unwashed flesh, he entered the one odorous and cluttered store which he patronised and paid with cash for what he bought.†   (source)
  • The expression sounded wonderfully odd, with its suggestion of sedentary desk-life.†   (source)
  • It may well have been that approaching spring was stirring in their bones and making even sedentary folk restless and eager for change—in any case the number of "wild" and "fraudulent" departures from the Berghof was increasing to acute levels.†   (source)
  • They never came back to see their mother, and the latter being, like many persons of active mind and dominating will, sedentary and corpulent in her habit, had philosophically remained at home.†   (source)
  • He was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, too, while most seamen lead, if one may so express it, a sedentary life.†   (source)
  • Babbitt was interested in a preparation which "takes the place of exercise for sedentary men by building up depleted nerve tissue, nourishing the brain and the digestive system."†   (source)
  • He is a man who leads a sedentary life, goes out little, is out of training entirely, is middle-aged, has grizzled hair which he has had cut within the last few days, and which he anoints with lime-cream.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It had deep downward folds, and was pale as of a man who had always led a sedentary life—which was indeed very far from being the case.†   (source)
  • In spite of her sedentary habits such abrupt decisions were not without precedent in Zeena's history.†   (source)
  • I had lived a placid, uneventful, sedentary existence all my days—the life of a scholar and a recluse on an assured and comfortable income.†   (source)
  • Susan was growing very fond of her, and though without any of the early delight in books which had been so strong in Fanny, with a disposition much less inclined to sedentary pursuits, or to information for information's sake, she had so strong a desire of not appearing ignorant, as, with a good clear understanding, made her a most attentive, profitable, thankful pupil.†   (source)
  • It ought not to be a difficult task, since that gentleman was naturally sedentary and little curious.†   (source)
  • He considered his disposition as of the sort which must suffer heavily, uniting very strong feelings with quiet, serious, and retiring manners, and a decided taste for reading, and sedentary pursuits.†   (source)
  • "Sir," said d'Avrigny to Villefort, so loud that all might hear, "poor Barrois has led too sedentary a life of late; accustomed formerly to ride on horseback, or in the carriage, to the four corners of Europe, the monotonous walk around that arm-chair has killed him—his blood has thickened.†   (source)
  • But, though these barbarians dined in the cabin, and nominally lived there; still, being anything but sedentary in their habits, they were scarcely ever in it except at mealtimes, and just before sleeping-time, when they passed through it to their own peculiar quarters.†   (source)
  • At first sight, this would have appeared merely a wise precaution in a man of sedentary habits, with the view of opening the chest and strengthening the muscles of the arms.†   (source)
  • …a great show as to numbers," said Dick; "but you must remember that we shall have more to-morrow; because in this haymaking work there is room for a great many people who are not over-skilled in country matters: and there are many who lead sedentary lives, whom it would be unkind to deprive of their pleasure in the hayfield—scientific men and close students generally: so that the skilled workmen, outside those who are wanted as mowers, and foremen of the haymaking, stand aside, and…†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 30 Catherine's disposition was not naturally sedentary, nor had her habits been ever very industrious; but whatever might hitherto have been her defects of that sort, her mother could not but perceive them now to be greatly increased.†   (source)
  • The indoor exercises ... prescribed in Eugen Sandow's Physical Strength and How to Obtain It which, designed particularly for commercial men engaged in sedentary occupations, were to be made with mental concentration in front of a mirror so as to...†   (source)
  • …wise and frugal could commit Such disproportions, with superfluous hand So many nobler bodies to create, Greater so manifold, to this one use, For aught appears, and on their orbs impose Such restless revolution day by day Repeated; while the sedentary Earth, That better might with far less compass move, Served by more noble than herself, attains Her end without least motion, and receives, As tribute, such a sumless journey brought Of incorporeal speed, her warmth and light; Speed, to…†   (source)
  • In short, we soon separated, and I went, by the advice of a physician, to drink the Bath waters; for my violent affliction, added to a sedentary life, had thrown me into a kind of paralytic disorder, for which those waters are accounted an almost certain cure.†   (source)
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