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Sample sentences for the GRE study word stagnant

stagnant can be used as a adj

1.The kennel was stagnant and filthy. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.The stagnant pools were all like amber. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3.To break the stagnant tie--thee, thee to free, O soul. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4.In spite of its _cafs chantants_ and its omnibuses, Moscow was yet a stagnant bog. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
5.Sumptuous and stagnant exaggeration of murder. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
6.A peculiar stagnant smell hung over the anchorage--a smell of sodden leaves and rotting tree trunks. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
7.There was a touch of stagnant oblivion in that street. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
8.There started up, from the gate, or from the rushes, or from the ooze which was quite in his stagnant way, Old Orlick. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9.This frightful monster had sprung from the slimy and stagnant waters which remained on the surface of the earth after the deluge of Deucalion. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
10.Sic Venetus stagnante Pado, fusoque Britannus Navigat oceano, sic cum tenet omnia Nilus, Conseritur bibula Memphitis cymbo papyro. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci

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