Examples of stagnant in a Sentence
… many people who make their living in academia are reasonably well insulated from financial devastation. For most tenured faculty, the worst they are likely to experience is stagnant pay and deferred retirement. —Andrew Delbanco, New York Review of Books, 14 May 2009
“For adults, entertainment needs to be relevant to their life.” Chen points to the stagnant US comic book industry as an example of irrelevance. “I don't want to see video games become like American superhero comics,” he admits. “American comics live and die based on a very niche audience. In Japan, comics are a national art form.” —Sid Shuman, Gamepro, May 2009
The blue-green algae blooms can occur in both freshwater and saltwater environments, but are most commonly found in stagnant bodies of water enriched by runoff, Paerl said. Public health officials in the southeastern United States are beginning to monitor water supplies for some of the toxins. —Bridget M. Kuehn, Journal of the American Medical Association, 25 May 2005
Recent Examples of stagnant from the Web
And GM isn’t the only automaker with a stagnant stock price.
Aetna Inc. plans to move its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut, according to the Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, dealing a blow to a state that is struggling with a widening budget deficit, stagnant population growth and rising unemployment.
A 26% increase toppled years of stagnant or declining numbers in Santa Monica, bringing its homeless population to nearly 1,000, the highest number in a decade.
Though there are another four hours until the first pitch is thrown, the excitement and anticipation already is palpable in the stagnant spring-but-feels-like-summer air.
Throughout the last 12 months, while there’s been glimmers of the virtually unbeatable Djokovic tennis fans had become accustomed to watching, there’s been way more periods of stagnant, lethargic performances in need of a major mental boost.
But, eroded by a litany of complaints—surging crime, stagnant wages, corruption—
Area vendor Community Renewal Team cut back the program significantly earlier this year, dropping to three days a week and capping participation at meal sites, primarily because its funding remained stagnant while participation increased.
DFHV Director Ernest Chrappah should be applauded for his drive to bring dynamism and competition to stagnant taxi markets, but much more remains to be done.
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Origin and Etymology of stagnant
First Known Use: 1666
STAGNANT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stagnant for English Language Learners
: not flowing
: not active, changing, or progressing
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