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Sample sentences for the GRE study word sedentary

sedentary can be used as a adj

1.It ought not to be a difficult task, since that gentleman was naturally sedentary and little curious. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
2.He was a seaman, but he was a wanderer, too, while most seamen lead, if one may so express it, a sedentary life. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
3.The Muscular should avoid all vocations which confine him within small areas, pin him down to inactivity or sedentary work. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
4.He had come out for a moment, he said, 'to get a breath of fresh air.' The expression sounded wonderfully odd, with its suggestion of sedentary desk-life. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
5."He is a man who leads a sedentary life, goes out little, is out of training entirely, is middle-aged, has grizzled hair which he has had cut within the last few days, and which he anoints with lime-cream. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

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