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  • n. Plural form of stagnation.


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  • Air stagnations through the central and western San Joaquin Valley with smoke and elevated ozone levels.

    CNN Transcript Jun 28, 2008

  • I have stirred up the stagnations of my own emotional life, the pride that has slumbered, the hopes and disappointments that have not troubled me for years.

    A Modern Utopia

  • This attempt has not always been maintained along the lines which they indicated, and even when it has, there have been deviations and stagnations; but when all is said and done it is still the direction followed by human knowl - edge today.


  • The plentitude of food, ample sleep, clean clothing, and the wholesome cleanliness of pure water in which the body could be purified of a war's protracted stagnations, acted visibly upon the spirits.

    Norman Ten Hundred A Record of the 1st (Service) Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

  • With railways and a cheap press, in the second third of the nineteenth century, there came in, as we all know, the break-up of a thousand mental stagnations, answering to the old physical disabilities and inconveniences.

    Writer's Recollections

  • The primary cause of commercial and industrial stagnations is, then, interest on capital, -- that interest which the ancients with one accord branded with the name of usury, whenever it was paid for the use of money, but which they did not dare to condemn in the forms of house-rent, farm-rent, or profit: as if the nature of the thing lent could ever warrant a charge for the lending; that is, robbery.

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • The history, such as it is, runs currently; there are no hitches and stops and stagnations, the plentiful improbabilities are managed in such fashion that one does not trouble about them, and there is an atmosphere, sometimes of horseplay but almost always of good humour.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • The U.S. and Europe are already exhibiting signs that would be typical of stagnations, characterized by "high and sticky" unemployment, an average 0.5 percent growth rate in per capita gross domestic product and stock markets that underperform historical averages, Ursua wrote after analyzing 93 episodes of the condition in the past 150 years. -- Top News

  • "Trends in Europe and the US are so far still following growth paths that would be typical of stagnations," said Goldman economist Jose Ursua in a note. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Women at that time did not envisage embryos developing inside them, but rather interpreted interruptions in their monthly courses as “growthsâ€, which might result in a healthy child but could also lead to stagnations or malformations.

    The Times of India


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