immobility


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Synonyms for immobility

the quality of not moving

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But what riveted the girl's attention even more than the fabulous treasure of decorations were the files of gorgeously harnessed warriors who sat their thoats in grim silence and immobility on either side of the central aisle, rank after rank of them to the farther walls, and as the party passed between them she could not note so much as the flicker of an eyelid, or the twitching of a thoat's ear.
As if through a wall, Daylight had passed from the hum and roar of the Tivoli into another world--a world of silence and immobility.
They strained to catch some interruption of the silence and immobility of nature.
He started from his immobility, a hand withdrawn brusquely from the pocket of his overcoat, strode up to the woman, seized her by the arm from behind, saying in a rough commanding tone: "Come away, Eliza.
There was something ominous in his silence, his immobility.
The immobility of her face was indeed a marvellous thing.
There was a coldness in her hand, there was an unnatural immobility in her face, there was in all her movements the mute expression of constant fear and clinging self-reproach.
All that had the crude and blended colouring, the appropriateness almost excessive, the suspicious immobility of a painted scene; and it enclosed so perfectly the accomplished acting of his amazing pretences that the rest of the world seemed shut out forever from the gorgeous spectacle.
He listened in a stillness of dread which resembled the immobility of profound attention.
For sometime already Mr Verloc's immobility by the side of the arm- chair resembled a state of collapsed coma - a sort of passive insensibility interrupted by slight convulsive starts, such as may be observed in the domestic dog having a nightmare on the hearthrug.
Razumov watched the immobility of the fleshy profile.
In the distant corner of the large room far away from the lamp, which was small and provided with a very thick china shade, Haldin appeared like a dark and elongated shape--rigid with the immobility of death.
Often they believed this beat and plash to be the boat they lay in wait for, running in ashore; and again and again they would have started up, but for the immobility with which the informer, well used to the river, kept quiet in his place.
The image perfectly captures the "mixture of subversion and subservience" that Milani presents as key to women's lives in Iran in this impressive new work: the restrictions placed on their freedom of movement, and the creative means by which they have broken out of their enforced immobility.
Exposure to stress significantly increased the immobility period in FST.