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Word: sedentary

Definition: requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population


Sentences Containing 'sedentary'

"He is a man who leads a sedentary life, goes out little, is out of training entirely, is middle-aged, has grizzled hair which he has had cut within the last few days, and which he anoints with lime-cream.
But, though these barbarians dined in the cabin, and nominally lived there; still, being anything but sedentary in their habits, they were scarcely ever in it except at mealtimes, and just before sleeping-time, when they passed through it to their own peculiar quarters.

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