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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEDENTARY

His answer was, that he had been used to a sedentary employment.

Of meditative and sedentary habits, I enjoyed the extreme quiet.

This is so, probably, because I'm a school teacher and sedentary in my habits.

I have, I confess, but indifferent skill in these sedentary arts.

His wild outbursts are the result, I think, of his sedentary life.

The same applies to people who lead studious and sedentary lives.

But you are not to suppose that your life will be such a sedentary one.

This is because Eng likes to go out; Chang's habits are sedentary.

Condemned to a sedentary life, he used his activity as he could.

Culinary methods have not been adapted as yet to a sedentary life.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "remaining in one place," from Middle French sédentaire (16c.) and directly from Latin sedentarius "sitting, remaining in one place," from sedentem (nominative sedens), present participle of sedere "to sit; occupy an official seat, preside; sit still, remain; be fixed or settled," from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit" (cf. Sanskrit a-sadat "sat down," sidati "sits;" Old Persian hadis "abode;" Greek ezesthai "to sit," hedra "seat, chair, face of a geometric solid;" Old Irish suide "seat, sitting;" Welsh sedd "seat," eistedd "sitting;" Old Church Slavonic sežda, sedeti "to sit;" Lithuanian sedmi "to sit;" Russian sad "garden," Lithuanian soditi "to plant;" Gothic sitan, Old English sittan "to sit;" see sit). Of persons, the sense "not in the habit of exercise" is recorded from 1660s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEDENTARY

sitting

adjectivein seated position
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