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quiescent
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
being quiet or still or inactive for the time being

or in medicine:  causing no symptoms
  • If moody Ahab was now all quiescence, at least so far as could be known on deck, Stubb, his second mate, flushed with conquest, betrayed an unusual but still good-natured excitement.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (13% in)
  • They may scorn cash now; but let some months go by, and no prospective promise of it to them, and then this same quiescent cash all at once mutinying in them, this same cash would soon cashier Ahab.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (13% in)
  • Diving beneath the settling ship, the whale ran quivering along its keel; but turning under water, swiftly shot to the surface again, far off the other bow, but within a few yards of Ahab's boat, where, for a time, he lay quiescent.
    Chapters 133-135 -- The Chase--First Day; The Chase--Second Day; The Chase--Third Day (95% in)

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