Origin of immobile
Examples from the Web for immobile
The exhibit points out, for instance, that immobile plants face over 500,000 types of insects who want to feed on them.This Exhibit Could Kill You: The Museum of Natural History Takes on Poison|William O’Connor|January 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aislin, narrowed hazel eyes and immobile pink lips, flipped on the light of the stairway and stared at me.
Gladsden gave the hunter an appealing look, but the latter's face was immobile as a statue's.The Treasure of Pearls|Gustave Aimard
But the Indian had resumed his motionless study of the darkness, squatted on his haunches as immobile as a dead stump.The Firing Line|Robert W. Chambers
They sit upright and immobile, with their hands folded on their knees.A Journal of Impressions in Belgium|May Sinclair
Here he would lie in wait for an hour at a time, patient and immobile as the root on which he crouched.Hoof and Claw|Charles G. D. Roberts
The Swiss Republican organisation was more successful, but became aristocratic and immobile.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
mid-14c., from Old French immoble "immovable, fixed, motionless," from Latin immobilis "immovable" (also, figuratively, "hard-hearted"), from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mobilis (see mobile (adj.)). Hence, immobilism "policy of extreme conservatism" (1949, from French immobilisme).