from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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Quiescence: the state of being quiescent, or at rest
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- noun a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
- noun quiet and inactive restfulness
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While he "chewed the cud" in this ruminating state, his illustrious host remarked his very unusual quiescency, and interrupted it by inquiring the subject of his meditation.
But it was not to remain in its quiescency; its trials were not yet over.