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- She had the mobile face frequent in those whose sight has decayed by stages, has been laboriously striven after, and reluctantly let go, rather than the stagnant mien apparent in persons long sightless or born blind.1 — The Maiden (74% in)
- The air of the place, so fresh in the spring and early summer, was stagnant and enervating now.3 — The Rally (93% in)
- The dull sky soon began to tell its meaning by sending down herald-drops of rain, and the stagnant air of the day changed into a fitful breeze which played about their faces.4 — The Consequence (44% in)
- They were talking no secrets, and the clear unconcerned voice of the young woman, in response to the warmer accents of the man, spread into the chilly air as the one soothing thing within the dusky horizon, full of a stagnant obscurity upon which nothing else intruded.6 — The Convert (13% in)
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