stagnating (part of speech: verb)
" Only, Jenny," smiled I, with a warning finger, " no idling
- "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
The idler knows that he is wasting his only chance for all eternity, and yet he puts the thought out of his head, and goes on idling.
- "Sermons on National Subjects", Charles Kingsley.
It cannot be right for a man to idle away his time as you are idling
it; besides, you can never win back Pennington thus.
- "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.