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Sedentary meaning

sedentary - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Accustomed to sit much; requiring much sitting.

sedentary - examples of usage

  1. Although the accultural condition of the Siouan survivors ranges from the essentially primitive status of the Asiniboin to the practical civilization of the representatives of several tribes, it is fair to consider the stock in a state of transition from barbarism to civilization; and many of the tribesmen are losing the characteristics of activity and somatic development normal to primitive life, while they have not yet assimilated the activities and acquired the somatic characteristics normal to peaceful sedentary life. - "The Siouan Indians", W. J. McGee.
  2. Some twenty years ago the United States government made observations of over 15, 000 persons, and established the following, known as the " Atwater standards": men at very hard muscular work, 5, 500 calories; men at moderately active muscular work, 3, 400 calories; men at light to moderate muscular work, 3, 050 calories; men at sedentary, or women at moderately active work, 2, 700 calories. - "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society", Upton Sinclair.
  3. A connoisseur in chairs and sofas, being unhappily addicted to " taking mine ease" not only in " mine inn," but wherever I meet these requisites to it, I am compelled to acknowledge the superiority of Rainguet over any that I have previously seen; and my only fear is, that this luxurious chair will seduce me into the still greater indulgence of my besetting or besitting sin, sedentary habits. - "The Idler in France", Marguerite Gardiner.
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