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  • v. Present participle of vegetate.


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  • It never dawned on Wolf that what he called vegetating might actually be a powerful way to refill his energy reservoir.

    The Power of Full Engagement

  • So many fine challenges come to mind, but the South African freedom-fighter puzzle and his "chaste Lord Archer vegetating" anagram of "The Old Vicarage, Grantchester" stand out, along with the alphabetical jigsaws and his bank holiday specials.

    Letters: Araucaria's day

  • For example, if someone says that you are just vegetating at home, say "Speaking of vegetables, do you know where I can find a good bargain on broccoli?"

    Homemaking Without Worry

  • So, I spent much of the weekend vegetating, buying and playing Sims 3 (which I suspect will be fun to poke and prod at every so often, but if I play it too intently it starts feeling like work), and letting myself wallow in post-novel letdown for a couple of days.

    Life maintenance

  • You should be at home placidly vegetating as a banker's clerk or -- or --

    Chapter 5

  • I feel like I'm riding a subway car — staring at a random point in space, vegetating, imagining I'm somewhere else.

    Return to Sender

  • She's against discouraging kids from over-indulging in unhealthy foods and vegetating in front of the screen?

    Rob Shepardson: Does It Take a Village to Overcome Obesity?

  • It could be time you were vegetating on the couch watching TV.

    The Doctor is In

  • Instead of vegetating in the tower at Lusignan I was here, sharing their joys, doubts, and despairs; here with their breathing, their murmurings, snores and snuffles and broken words, the grinding of teeth and the smell of humanity in an overheated room.

    Reading Update

  • His parents had never let him watch this much television before, and he could not help feeling that he was doing something wrong, that he should be doing something productive instead of wasting his time vegetating in front of the tube.

    Baby Games


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