Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being immovable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality of being immovable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being immovable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. not capable of being moved or rearranged

Etymologies

immovable +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are men who rise refreshed on hearing a threat; men to whom a crisis which intimidates and paralyzes the majority, — demanding not the faculties of prudence and thrift, but comprehension, immovableness, the readiness of sacrifice, — comes graceful and beloved as a bride.

    An Address

  • I only beg of you not to impute to obstinacy the immovableness I have shown to so tender a friend; and to forgive me every thing I have said or done amiss in your presence, for it has not proceeded from inward rancour to the poor Bella.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I told him of the unchanging vow of celibacy of priest and nun, and of the immovableness of the Church; I feared he would have a relapse and removed him hither, where he has since taken our vows, and is now a brother.

    A Heart-Song of To-day

  • I was so astounded by the immovableness of that ladder that I remained stockstill, trying to account for it to myself like that imbecile mate of mine.

    The Secret Sharer

  • There are men who rise refreshed on hearing a threat; men to whom a crisis which intimidates and paralyzes the majority—demanding not the faculties of prudence and thrift, but comprehension, immovableness, the readiness of sacrifice—comes graceful and beloved as a bride.

    II. Essays. An Address. Delivered before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge, Sunday Evening, July 15, 1838

  • The immovableness of these abstractions from within will further incline us to consider the meta physical contradiction of necessity and free will in the only rational way; that is, ` historically. '

    Scripture and Truth: Dissertations by the Late Benjamin Jowett with Introduction by Lewis Campbell.

  • "You see, he sits there in solemn silence looking so tremendously wise that most men feel foolish if they speak, while as for doing anything the idea appears preposterous, in the face of his immovableness."

    The Sky Pilot, a Tale of the Foothills

  • I was so astounded by the immovableness of that ladder that I remained stock-still, trying to account for it to myself like that imbecile mate of mine.

    'Twixt Land and Sea

  • Never have I felt the quietness, the immovableness, and the permanent rest that I do now.

    Life of Father Hecker

  • Ah! if you could have witnessed her dignity, her wisdom, her grace, her compassionate immovableness, you'd never think of her as the little Harper girl again.

    The Cavalier

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