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[moov-lis] /ˈmuv lɪs/
lacking movement:
the still night with its moveless branches.
Origin of moveless
First recorded in 1570-80; move + -less
Related forms
movelessly, adverb
movelessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Indeed, I never saw face or figure so moveless, except in death.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • Then on level, all but moveless wing, he sailed away toward the horizon.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Our desire and our endeavour is not for a moveless, changeless, undeveloping perfection.

  • I remember now how deadening their look was, in their very lustre and moveless calm.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • His comrades also were moveless, although he knew that they were watching.

    The Great Sioux Trail Joseph Altsheler
  • Morag stood listening with closed eyes and moveless posture.


    Janet Milne Rae
  • We are moveless in the centre of the flat, unchanging circle of things.

    Windfalls (AKA Alpha of the Plough) Alfred George Gardiner
  • The other men lay beside it, moveless, asleep with their clothes on.

    Angel Island Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • Then he passed into a strange and moveless quiet of mind and body.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • The water in the basin was moveless, and the air was calm and quiet.

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