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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Inactive restfulness; A state of calm (but possibly temporary) inaction.

Usage examples (39)
  • The volcano erupted after centuries of quiescence.
  • Repairing this damage would require at least a decade of relative quiescence, which is nowhere in sight.
  • At the moment, he had been stunned into a kind of quiescence; now his nerves throbbed and tingled.
  • Now it is a crisis that is in quiescence, if you will. for more
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