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quiescent
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
being quiet or still or inactive for the time being

or in medicine:  causing no symptoms
  • And it flashes out in your face still, until you draw that veil of dull quiescence over it.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Wavering Balance (63% in)
  • The great buildings round the hollow yard were as dreary and tumbledown as ever, but over the old garden-wall the straggling rose-bushes were beginning to toss their summer weight, and the gray wood and old bricks of the house, on its higher level, had a look of sleepy age in the broad afternoon sunlight, that suited the quiescent time.
    6.11 -- Book 6 Chapter 11 -- In the Lane (6% in)
  • Maggie, all this time, moved about with a quiescence and even torpor of manner, so contrasted with her usual fitful brightness and ardor, that Lucy would have had to seek some other cause for such a change, if she had not been convinced that the position in which Maggie stood between Philip and her brother, and the prospect of her self-imposed wearisome banishment, were quite enough to account for a large amount of depression.
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (6% in)
  • But the overpowering heat inclines me to be perfectly quiescent in the daytime.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (97% in)

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