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  • adv. In a quiescent manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a quiescent manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a quiescent manner; calmly; quietly.


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  • For example, to judge from the film's animated interludes, the "successful" teacher is one who literally pours information into a student's head while the child sits passively, quiescently awaiting the enlightenment.

    Susan Deily-Swearingen: Superman Revealed

  • But Natalie has never been one for popsicles, suspecting there are many other quiescently frozen confections available that provide more oomph.

    Tuesday, August 18 – The Bleat.

  • Of the quiescently frozen dessert and of all frozen after-meal treats you may eat, but absolutely not in the living room.


  • I think tomorrow will want to know how we could have meekly and quiescently allowed our civil rights to be abridged.

    March 2006

  • Rumor suggests Harlan Ellison may have written the original script; asked about the episode at 1978's IgunaCon II science fiction convention, however, Ellison described the episode as "a quiescently glistening cherem of pus."

    The Sudden Curve:

  • She was pretending to look down quiescently at her folded hands but in fact she was studying the captain.

    Spirit Gate

  • He either rids himself of them, or suffers as quiescently as he may.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • After one violent shudder of shock, Rosie simply clung quiescently to him, too stunned, too devoured by the physical and emotional sensations his passionate caress had aroused to do anything else.

    Yesterday's Echoes

  • Ordinarily the recorder would lie essentially suppressed, quiescently tracking only the routine mechanical functions of the ship.


  • Behind him, uninvolved kitchen appliances hummed quiescently.

    Cyber Way


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