- without motion: a motionless statue.
Origin of motionless
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still, stationary, unmoving, inert, stable, fixed, quiescent, quiet.
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Examples from the Web for motionless
He fell 40 feet and fractured his skull, hip, and nose, and lay there motionless.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn
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Surrounded by family and friends, he sat shirtless and motionless leaning forward in a chair on the dirt in front of his hut.The Original Ebola Hunter
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Stout, overdressed women with heavy jewels sit statue-like and motionless as their hair is dyed, fanned, backcombed and sprayed.Russian Politicians Flaunt '80s Style At The Kremlin
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But put a frog in the middle of a field of motionless, recently killed flies and it will starve.
Her body is motionless, her pale torso exposed to the blows from boots and truncheons.Egyptian Military Police Beating a Female Protestor Produces Fury and an Apology
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It was motionless as marble; but never had she seen anything so beautiful, and so unearthly.
Finally his limbs straightened, and became perfectly rigid and motionless.
She sat a long time silent, motionless, her eyes fixed ahead.
She was silent and motionless for another five minutes, thinking intently.
There was no mistaking that awful, motionless, crumpled posture.Within the Law
- not moving; absolutely still
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Word Origin and History for motionless
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