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moveless

[moov-lis] /ˈmuv lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking movement:
the still night with its moveless branches.
Origin of moveless
1570-1580
1570-80; move + -less
Related forms
movelessly, adverb
movelessness, noun
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  • He talked and acted, if a moveless man can be said to act, like a bored, spoiled small boy.

    The Rose Garden Husband Margaret Widdemer
  • Then on level, all but moveless wing, he sailed away toward the horizon.

    Earth's Enigmas Charles G. D. Roberts
  • For a good ten minutes he waited, moveless, with the patience of the wild things.

    Hoof and Claw Charles G. D. Roberts
  • I remember now how deadening their look was, in their very lustre and moveless calm.

    Daisy Elizabeth Wetherell
  • Then he passed into a strange and moveless quiet of mind and body.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • Our desire and our endeavour is not for a moveless, changeless, undeveloping perfection.

  • At dawn Sophy was still stretched there moveless, her eyes on the green wall behind which Cecil lay in cold, aloof content.

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • His comrades also were moveless, although he knew that they were watching.

    The Great Sioux Trail Joseph Altsheler
  • It was a solid phalanx of men which had collected around the moveless bodies as swiftly as mercury sinks through water.

    Gunman's Reckoning Max Brand
  • Morag stood listening with closed eyes and moveless posture.

    Morag Janet Milne Rae

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