stagnate

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Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.
Never in her life had she beheld so torpid, so black, so muddy-looking a stream; its waters reflected no images of anything that was on the banks, and it moved as sluggishly as if it had quite forgotten which way it ought to flow, and had rather stagnate than flow either one way or the other.
For several years now, Macedonia has been stagnating with its integrations process, so it will be nothing new if the process stagnates this year as well", stressed Fazliu.