Like those in Middletown, most are also facing a Catch 22: the stagnant economy blew a hole in their budgets.
Unemployment remains high, and structural, but also stagnant.
Holes in the ceiling let in the rain, which has collected in stagnant pools in the corners of classrooms.
But this kind of politicking is exactly the kind of thing that turns successful companies into stagnant ones.
Consider, for example, whether it makes sense to plow ever-greater sums into college educations if wages are stagnant?
The wide sea of commerce was stagnant; upon the realm of Industry settled down a sullen lethargy.
Her heart did not seem to beat; her blood was stagnant in her veins.
They delight in those steaming marshes which are pestilential to other beings, and wallow in stagnant water.
Pools and stagnant ponds are not to be recommended as a source of supply.
The fosse has since been filled up, on account of the malaria produced by the stagnant water which it contained.