American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or making no motion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without motion; being at rest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Without motion; being at rest.
- adj. not in physical motion
- motion + -less (Wiktionary)
“The Buck will look around and go back to feeding and its tail will remain motionless until it starts to look up again.”
“You would then be instructed to remain motionless for a specified time.”
“Remaining motionless is their best defense, but when startled, snowshoes rely on their long, powerful hind legs to run away from danger.”
“When the car's occupants remain motionless, the woman gives an exaggerated shrug before advancing to the quatre-quatre* just behind us.”
“The two sides of the fault remain motionless until the shearing force of the plates 'movement overwhelms the strength of the rock itself.”
“How can we remain motionless when our youth the cream of the population are calling for land?”
“As he spoke, he pressed her cold hand to his lips with such convulsive sobs that the soldier, fearing he would expire in the agony of his sorrow, took him almost motionless from the dead body, and exhorted him to suppress such self-destroying grief for the sake of his master.”
“She lay down, and for a long time remained in motionless passive dismay; then nature asserted her rights and she slept.”
“Of course no camo will work if you cannot remain motionless.”
“We understand today that this slowing down occurs because of frictional forces between the car and ground and wind resistance between the car and the air, but to the early scientists it seemed eminently reasonable that the natural state of things is to remain motionless.”
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