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  • n. Plural form of stagnancy.


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  • Now courage and belief are streamings forward; skepticism and timidity are stagnancies; panic, fear, and destructive denial are streamings backward.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • For it is then as if our tears broke through an inveterate inner dam, and let all sorts of ancient peccancies and moral stagnancies drain away, leaving us now washed and soft of heart and open to every nobler leading.

    The Varieties of Religious Experience

  • It was the first reawakening to the sight of life for my poor heavy-laden one; a salutary turning aside, what we call diversion, of those sad currents and sad stagnancies of thought into fruitfuller course; and, I think, did her a great deal of good.

    Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • "But today's measures will have limited positive impacts on the economy as Japan's stagnancies are mainly coming from the structural weakness of final demand in the U.S." -- Top News

  • That's why I describe cancer as a catalyst and not a gift; … it can make you really take stock and redirect the stagnancies in your life.



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