Quiescent is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of quiescent, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - (pathology) causing no symptoms
EXAMPLES - Quiescent in a Sentence
- The Israeli public, however, seems rather quiescent. (source)
- Clothahump considered the temporarily quiescent device. (source)
- I don't think I would have been as quiescent as I needed to be. (source)
- This one was a bit peculiar; very old, very powerful, but quiescent. (source)
- She lay absolutely crushed, in a kind of quiescent hysterics, tortured. (source)
- Galvanized by her order, he let his fingers drift down to the quiescent strings. (source)
- "Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs activate quiescent inflammatory bowel disease." (source)
- Like a village fire brigade, adrenalin rushes madly about her previously quiescent body. (source)
- Somehow the several deceptions that justify free trade are growing quiescent, unchallenged, assumed. (source)
- It can be challenging for therapy to kill nondividing cells sometimes referred to as quiescent cells. (source)
- Then an exhausted Obi-Wan was through the quiescent barrier, and Anakin was handing his burden across. (source)
- The trio regarded the quiescent player regretfully, until Squill unexpectedly let out a yip of inspiration. (source)
- The beaver shot a whiskery glance at the quiescent form of Falameezar before staring searchingly back at Jon-Tom. (source)
- A great fun is regularly appreciated, nonetheless this is usually the quiescent application of extremist stereotypes. (source)
- If Russia proves quiescent and the acute phase of the U.S. disaster is ending, any new CEO at BP still has much work to do. (source)
- Dave sensitive a members of a Board which Kelly Hubbert, ditchrider for District I, Division II, has quiescent as of Sep 30, 2009. (source)
- Discovery was hurtling effortlessly out into the night, her drive units quiescent, but all her other systems functioning at full efficiency. (source)
- But the clerical leadership's current position is also an extension of its quiescent posture toward successive autocratic regimes, analysts say. (source)
- The unpointed consonant-text can be made essentially clearer by writing "plene", i.e., by using the so-called quiescent letters (matres lectionis). (source)
- To his credit, President Yudhoyono is shedding his normally quiescent approach to vigilante violence, a problem usually confined to religious minorities. (source)
- Almost all capital in use may be converted into productive capital, and hence, the former might be called quiescent capital, and the latter working capital. ( (source)
- The average school seems empowered only to teach the minimum necessary to produce quiescent, docile employees who can work for minimum wage at fast food franchises. (source)
- The Golf Writers Association of America, historically a quiescent bunch mostly concerned with doling out awards and the quality of tournament media centers, is flexing its muscles. (source)
- Richard Roberts quiescent as boss in Nov 2007, imprinting a initial time given Oral Roberts University was franchised in 1963 which a member of a Roberts family would not be during a helm. (source)
- Twice she attempted to rise and interrupt him, but Sir Roger Kirkpatrick having fixed his eyes on her with a menacing determination to prevent her, she found herself obliged to remain quiescent. (source)
- Some suggested that the quiescent demotion of writers and journalists is too close for comfort with union-busting in Wisconsin-- even if others are waiting in line, desperate to take their places. (source)
- Instead of laying the foundation for a broader, system-wide response that could have forestalled the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve were notably quiescent. (source)
- But in the months that followed, there has been a sharp rise in sectarian tensions, as the once quiescent Salafis have become more forceful in trying to spread their version of an Islamic way of life. (source)
- FarmSleepy-eyed, bed-headed, sweatpants stone from a contingent of guys who demeanour unequivocally many similar to they've quiescent themselves to a hold up of couch-surfing as good as resin-scraping. (source)
- The most import factors in keeping inflation and money supply growth quiescent are to remove most of the excess reserves held at the central bank and to raise interest rates to keep the demand for loans in check. (source)
- Imatinib mesylate (Gleevec) has become known as a wonder drug that has dramatically improved the treatment of CML, yet patients can relapse because the disease often lurks in the "quiescent" or dormant stem cells. (source)
- The day that same power had come to rest somewhere in the Palace/Collegium complex, giving Haven what appeared to be a small, new and, so far, quiescent Heartstone of its own, as if it were to be a new Tayledras Vale. (source)
- The last thing Washington wants is for Hamas 'revolutionary ideas and zeal to infect Egypt's quiescent, non-violent Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition to Mubarak, and risk seeing the US-backed Cairo regime replaced by a nationalist or Islamist government. (source)
- One of the images all the time that were out there when I was in office was that the Middle East peace talks are so much like a bicycle that you just do have to keep peddling and the bottom line is that it has been quiescent for several weeks, months at this point. (source)
- No one was surprised to see the Mother Superior in the cloister so early, for she was often the first to rise and almost always the last to go to rest; the novices said that the little white volcano never slept at all, but was only 'quiescent' during a part of the night. (source)
- It is hardly credible to suggest that the 1960s are most appropriately represented by Bellow, Malamud, and James Baldwin, which Dickstein does in his final chapter by highlighting their work rather than the postmodern writers, whose work rebelled against the quiescent realism preferred by the gatekeepers of literary culture, much as others rebelled against the constraints of conformity and established practice in other arts and in politics during this time. (source)
- To the extent that "asethetic effects" can be encapsulated in the formulation "beautiful language," perhaps the postmodernists and their successors (Josh discusses W.G. Sebald and Roberto Bolano in particular) were calling literature dependent on it into question, but ultimately they were themselves rebelling against the notion of "beautiful language" -- and the usually quiescent formal approaches associated with it -- as a defining feature of "literature" in the first place. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 39.0, which suggests that "quiescent" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 17 synonyms for quiescent.
asleep, at rest, deactivated, dormant, fallow, idle, immobile, in abeyance, inert, inoperative, latent, motionless, passive, quiet, slumbering, stagnant, still
We have 1 antonym for quiescent.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kwē-ĕsˈənt, kwī-)
View up to 25 definitions of quiescent from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive. See Synonyms at latent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Inactive, at rest, quiet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving.
- (adjective) Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting.
- (adjective) Not sounded; silent.”
- (noun) A silent letter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Resting; being in a state of repose; still; not moving: as, a quiescent body or fluid.
- (None) In philology, silent; not sounded; having no sound: as, a quiescent letter.
- (None) In biology, physiologically inactive or motionless; resting, as an insect in the chrysalis state, or an encysted amœba.
- (noun) In philology, a silent letter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) (pathology) causing no symptoms
- (adjective) not active or activated
- (adjective) being quiet or still or inactive
- (adjective) marked by a state of tranquil repose