motionless

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motion +‎ -less

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motionless (not comparable)

  1. at rest, stationary, immobile, not moving.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 98:
      Nothing was to be seen save flat meadows, cows feeding unconcernedly for the most part, and silvery pollard willows motionless in the warm sunlight.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, in Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
      Nothing could be more business-like than the construction of the stout dams, and nothing more gently rural than the limpid lakes, with the grand old forest trees marshalled round their margins like a veteran army that had marched down to drink, only to be stricken motionless at the water’s edge.

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