moribund


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moribund

[′mȯr·ə·bənd]
(biology)
In a dying or deathlike state.
In a state of suspended life functions; dormant.
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The moribund and derided soul: Nobody listens to all this guff and they think I'm an overindulged, over-privileged, hypocritical, loopy windbag.
Donald Allen's The New American Poetry, 1945-1960 may have been the most successful such volume since Locke's; it made the prevailing academic style of the 1950s seem moribund and effectively changed the American poetic landscape.
Government health care reform is moribund, but market-driven health care reform is alive and well.
Such sound business development policies could help to revive moribund inner-city economies and produce more income for poor communities.
Diecasting was replaced with expendable pattern casting (EPC) with such success that the once moribund plant is filling up again with new work from new customers.
Even though boards of directors have improved considerably since the passage of new independence standards and disclosure requirements in Sarbanes-Oxley, the ability of shareholders to remove directors is critical when seeking to revive a moribund corporation.
Jay Jacobson, South Florida director for Wood Partners, said drastic price cuts are the only way to move units in a moribund market.
After WWII rendered Canadian Pacific's Vancouver - Yokohama service moribund, its largest unit, Empress of Scotland (ex- Japan) repositioned on Liverpool - Canada sailings.
Dressing to impress might just bring some life to this moribund residential real estate market.
GM shed the moribund Oldsmobile brand a few years ago, but Wagoner has insisted on continuing to prop up Buick and Pontiac, though both of those divisions have been losing sales for 20 years.
There is ample reason to suppose instead that Christianity artificially prolonged the life of an otherwise moribund state.
Anti-nomianism, like existentialism, challenges easy certitude, entrenched religion, and moribund political assumptions.