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
Yet, in Hanoi, bikes are clearly more than just a way to get around. Logistical solutions to road jams won't keep stagnant an identity so foundational to its residents.
After a stagnant first period highlighted by a penalty kick goal by C.J. Sapong, the Union offense came to life in the second half of Sunday’s game against the New England Revolution.
And Trian Fund Management took a $3.5 billion stake in Procter & Gamble, a consumer products behemoth that has sought a way to improve stagnant sales.
Syndicate, but blown out in a dozen different directions, new RPG systems and more combat and all that just tacked onto a stagnant core.
Reams of data have shown that in recent decades the rich have been taking ever-larger shares of wealth and income-especially in the U.S., where corporate profits are nearing records while wages for the workforce remain stagnant.
But improving job opportunities in previously stagnant areas, combined with higher living costs along the Front Range, could cut into that flow.
Although the risk for infection cannot be eliminated because of the need for warm tap water, it can be reduced by running hot water through the hose for three minutes before filling the tub to clear the hose and pipes of stagnant water and sediment.
And GM isn’t the only automaker with a stagnant stock price.
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Definition of stagnant for English Language Learners
: not flowing
: not active, changing, or progressing
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