Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a motionless manner; without moving.

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

  • adv. without moving; in a motionless manner

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The angel stood still and held the sword motionlessly in this position.

    inJesus :: Online Community :: Last posted message

  • He lay motionlessly for a space and sobbed out a breaking heart.

    CHAPTER VII

  • The rest of the day he spent inside his home, the home he had built for them, sitting motionlessly in the rocking chair as he stared out the window at the top of that hill.

    When the Spring Dies

  • There he was at the tree, but hanging motionlessly from a limb, swinging slowly in the chilly breeze, tethered to a high limb by the long leash they used to walk their dog.

    Nancy's Brother

  • As it occurs, overwhelmed by pain and helplessness, Patrick seems to divide himself from his own body: In his father's bedroom, he saw a gecko emerge and cling motionlessly to the corner of the wall beside the open window.

    The Sins of His Father

  • He swallowed and sat motionlessly for a very long moment.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • I saw Alafair standing motionlessly in the bedroom window, the curtains pulled back on either side of her.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Alec sat silently and motionlessly, his thoughts under rigid control; they knew how he felt.

    The Unpublished Writer and His Love Interest (The Painter)

  • The ships stood there motionlessly, waiting in the terrible desolation of the uninhabited world.

    Good Night, Mrs. Calabash

  • Rhodan's three ships hovered motionlessly in space at a distance of eight light-years from the two suns.

    Parlor Games

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.