motionless motionless  /ˈmoʊ ʃən ləs/


  • (adj) not in physical motion



  1. As dawn broke, a thick mist rolled across the pastureland around the Dutch hamlet of De Punt, enveloping the motionless yellow train.
  2. On Easter Sunday of 2008, 11-year-old Kara Neumann of Weston, Wisconsin, suffered waves of nausea as she lay motionless on her deathbed, too weak to walk or speak.
  3. Silent, motionless, unconscious, and all but invisible under her surgical drapes, the leading actor is the human patient.


  1. EMTs gathered for event save 5-year-old boy at pool

    MIFFLINBURG — A 5-year-old boy found floating motionless and face-down was rescued Wednesday night at Mifflinburg Community Pool, where 10 emergency medical technicians were nearby for the borough’s annual safety fair.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Daily Item

  2. Ariel Castro Pleads Not Guilty to Hundreds of Charges, Including Rape and Kidnapping

    Castro, who faces hundreds of charges, stood motionless at his arraignment in Cleveland
    on June 12, 2013     Source: People Magazine

  3. Nathan Horton Grateful to Return to Stanley Cup Final After 2011 Appearance Cut Short

    The last time Nathan Horton was seen in the Stanley Cup Final, he was left laying motionless at the blue line on the ice at TD Garden in Game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Final. Horton was the victim of a late hit from Vancouver’s Aaron Rome, a vicious collision that left Horton with […]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network


  1. According to a report in The Sun today, Barrymore says on tape: "You see a man lying motionless in the crystal clear water with the underwater lighting. And however still the body may be there is still movement. Small even waves ripple the body. It...
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Michael Barrymore Source: This is London

  2. "The French almost wanted to hear a more demagogic president," said Jean-Francois Doridot, head of IPSOS. "He cannot stay motionless. He has to be seen to act. If people think he is not doing anything, he won't stand a chance."
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Jean-Baptiste Colbert Source: TVNZ

  3. "I told the French people that we can't stay put with a Europe that is motionless, we can't stay with a Europe that is blocked, we can't stay with a Europe that does not have institutions," Sarkozy added.
    on Jun 7, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Reuters UK

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