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stagnant
used in Anna Karenina

4 uses
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Definition
not circulating or flowing
  • The stagnant pools were all like amber.
    Part Six (37% in)
  • ...perspiration, stuck to his body; his left boot full of water weighed heavily on his leg and squeaked at every step; the sweat ran in drops down his powder-grimed face, his mouth was full of the bitter taste, his nose of the smell of powder and stagnant water, his ears were ringing with the incessant whir of the snipe; he could not touch the stock of his gun, it was so hot; his heart beat with short, rapid throbs; his hands shook with excitement, and his weary legs stumbled and...
    Part Six (29% in)
  • When he got on to dry ground he sat down, pulled off his boot and emptied it, then walked to the marsh, drank some stagnant-tasting water, moistened his burning hot gun, and washed his face and hands.
    Part Six (29% in)
  • In spite of its cafes chantants and its omnibuses, Moscow was yet a stagnant bog.
    Part Seven (59% in)

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