immobile

[ ih-moh-buh l, -beel ]SEE DEFINITION OF immobile
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He addressed himself to the figure with the immobile, horrid face.

But Khalid could sit there as immobile as the Boss himself, and he did so, billah!

And now, with the first touch of dawn, it was once more quiet, immobile.

They stood there, man and beast, framed by the pines, immobile and silent.

The Englishman's eyes danced, but otherwise his face was immobile.

She gazed in a kind of stupor at the immobile face of the detective.

The immobile Egyptian had brought him the opium, and had departed silently as before.

A cat sat there on the hatch, expressionless and immobile in the gloom.

What face was this, strange, staring, immobile as a face carved in wood?

The old chief sat as immobile and dignified as a king in court.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French immoble "immovable, fixed, motionless," from Latin immobilis "immovable" (also, figuratively, "hard-hearted"), from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + mobilis (see mobile (adj.)). Hence, immobilism "policy of extreme conservatism" (1949, from French immobilisme).

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