quiescence :

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  • n  a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
  • n  quiet and inactive restfulness

  • By removing democracy's centerpiece to a less conspicuous and more controlled location, they apparently hope to cow China's tiny human rights movement into quiescencewithout .
  • In Chechnya, the breakaway province bombed and bludgeoned into quiescence by Putin since taking office in 2000, some 99.
  • For one thing, this is the time of year when the reptiles emerge from cold-weather quiescence and enter the mating season.
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  • Lush Sounds of October Project Coming to Washington Montessori School Benefit
    Over coffee at Marty’s Café in Washington Depot, everything about Marina Belica seems not muted but quiet in a way that enhances her ambient qualities: beauty, grace, poise and articulate sophistication as she spins a music world narrative about a band that rose to make an international mark before sliding into quiescence, eventually re-forming and now pursuing a “spiritually-transformative pop ...
    June 16, 2013 - Litchfield County Times

  • Vannevar Bush in New York Times
    Our little chat about the utilization of solar energy has prompted me to get to work on it,Bush wrote. "You jarred me out of my quiescence."
  • Rod Liddle in Independent
    Former Today editor Rod Liddle says: "Ceri Thomas will have to expunge some of the soppiness. The challenge is to return it to journalism after a period of quiescence."

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