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Yet she wondered if the instinct were not dormant, needing but the suggestion.

Perhaps you reply that the soul is there, but in a dormant condition.

This letter suggests that the Kelly process had been dormant since 1858.

He meant to have no mercy on her until he had roused her dormant caution.

Pray give her some stimulant to arouse her dormant faculties, if only for a moment.

This pointed statement of the case awoke Dick's dormant conscience.

In the dormant season cut these laterals back to about two feet.

To be successfully transplanted, it must be handled when dormant.

There is no doubt that all these emotions are dormant in many people.

With lime-sulphur, winter strength, on the dormant wood in early spring.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "fixed in place," from Old French dormant (12c.), present participle of dormir "to sleep," from Latin dormire "to sleep," from PIE root *drem- "to sleep" (cf. Old Church Slavonic dremati "to sleep, doze," Greek edrathon "I slept," Sanskrit drati "sleeps"). Meaning "in a resting situation" (in heraldry) is from c.1500. Meaning "sleeping' is from 1620s.

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