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quiescent
used in To the Lighthouse

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Definition
being quiet or still or inactive for the time being

or in medicine:  causing no symptoms
  • That dream, of sharing, completing, of finding in solitude on the beach an answer, was then but a reflection in a mirror, and the mirror itself was but the surface glassiness which forms in quiescence when the nobler powers sleep beneath?
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  • Once only a board sprang on the landing; once in the middle of the night with a roar, with a rupture, as after centuries of quiescence, a rock rends itself from the mountain and hurtles crashing into the valley, one fold of the shawl loosened and swung to and fro.
    2 — Time Passes (26% in)

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