He lay motionless on the ground.
He held her for a moment, as if in a motionless dance.
When he had been placed on his camp bed he lay for a long time motionless with closed eyes.
The beautiful Armenian still sat motionless and in the same attitude, with her long lashes drooping as if she did not see or feel what the soldier was doing to her.
There was no wind, and the men choked in that motionless atmosphere.
She stood motionless for a moment, staring.
In this state it remains motionless for various periods.
They are merely practising the inherited instinct to lie motionless, movement being the only indication of the presence of living prey known to many insectivorous animals.
Helen remained motionless through them all, not once showing the least sign that she realized what was going on.
The trees stood motionless and white like figures in a marble frieze.
From the figure, which represents vision with a motionless eye, it is seen that the apparent size increases as the object under observation is approached.
Sometimes in the twilight I alternately lost and recovered sight of one sitting motionless under my window.
On some of the bushes might be seen a bud, a blossom, a baby, a half-grown person and a ripe one; but even those ready to pluck were motionless and silent, as if devoid of life.
is a form of motion, and the desire of the soul is for the motionless rest which belongs to the One.
Their feet are all more or less webbed, but in swimming they are said to keep these organs motionless by their sides.
The group of these queer creatures which was discovered clustered near the stairs at first remained staring and motionless, glaring with evil eyes at the intruders who had so suddenly appeared in their land.
The Crustacea are - with the exception of the Cirrhipedia - remarkable for having stiff, motionless spermatozoids.
After speaking to the senior French officer, who came out of the house with a white handkerchief tied to his sword and announced that they surrendered, Dolokhov dismounted and went up to Petya, who lay motionless with outstretched arms.
She still sat motionless with a look of suffering on her gentle face.
Sitting silent and motionless on a heap of straw against the wall, Pierre sometimes opened and sometimes closed his eyes.
Surprised, Darian stared at the motionless body, waiting for it to spring up and attack him.
In the passage of a few seconds, all three were rendered motionless on the ground.
He stood motionless for a while and when Jackson was about to say, "What are you waiting for?"
He remained motionless, wondering if she could possibly have left hers and Ryland's room nearly next to his without hearing them.
His neighbor on the other side, who lay motionless some distance from him with his head thrown back, was a young soldier with a snub nose.
The birches with their sticky green leaves were motionless, and lilac-colored flowers and the first blades of green grass were pushing up and lifting last year's leaves.
The patient is quite unconscious, the eyes are motionless, the pupils dilated, the skin cold and moist, the limbs relaxed, the pulse is slow and barely perceptible, the respirations very slow and convulsive.
Wheels creak on their axles as the cogs engage one another and the revolving pulleys whirr with the rapidity of their movement, but a neighboring wheel is as quiet and motionless as though it were prepared to remain so for a hundred years; but the moment comes when the lever catches it and obeying the impulse that wheel begins to creak and joins in the common motion the result and aim of which are beyond its ken.
Seen in front, its white face, striped with black, and broad black gorget attract attention as it sits, often motionless, on the rocks; while in flight the white of the lower part of the back and white band across the wings are no less conspicuous even at a distance.
Natasha, motionless on her knees (she was unable to stir), with frightened eyes riveted on him, was restraining her sobs.
In the daytime "the gorged females rest motionless on the walls and ceilings of rooms, choosing always the darkest situations for this purpose" (Austen).
Spiders, caterpillars and grasshoppers are, he said, stung in their chief nerve-centres, in consequence of which the victims are not killed outright, but rendered motionless and continue to live in this paralysed condition for several weeks, being thus available as food for the larvae when these are hatched.
These were motionless at first, but soon began to flicker more brightly and to sway slowly from side to side and then up and down.
The young when first hatched are clothed with mottled down, so as closely to resemble a stone, and to be overlooked as they squat motionless on the approach of danger.
She walked toward it and found the horse tied to a tree and standing motionless, with its head hanging down almost to the ground.
Natasha began, and without replying to Sonya's words of comfort she got into bed, and long after her candle was out lay open-eyed and motionless, gazing at the moonlight through the frosty windowpanes.
When overtaken by a dust-storm it falls on its knees, and stretching its neck along the sand, closes its nostrils and remains thus motionless till the atmosphere clears; and in this position it affords some shelter to its driver, who, wrapping his face in his mantle, crouches behind his beast.
Pierre looked at that aged, stern, motionless, almost lifeless face and moved his lips without uttering a sound.
Tucking his legs under him and dropping his head he sat down on the cold ground by the wheel of the cart and remained motionless a long while sunk in thought.
And even that ruined and befouled house – which in dull weather was repulsively ugly – seemed quietly beautiful now, in the clear, motionless brilliance.
He looked at the row of birches shining in the sunshine, with their motionless green and yellow foliage and white bark.
His eyes ran rapidly over the wide space, but he only saw that the hitherto motionless masses of the French now swayed and that there really was a battery to their left.
He abideth ever in the same place motionless, and it befitteth him not to wander hither and thither..
Instead of the moving horses and hussars' backs, he saw nothing before him but the motionless earth and the stubble around him.
She was sitting on some bundles a little behind the old woman, and looked from under her long lashes with motionless, large, almond-shaped eyes at the ground before her.
Though the surface of the sea of history seemed motionless, the movement of humanity went on as unceasingly as the flow of time.
In some cases both the nucleus and the chromatophores may be carried along in the rotating stream, but in others, such as T.Titeila, the chloroplasts may remain motionless iii a non-motile layer of the cytoplasm in direct contact with the cell wall.i Desmids, Diatoms and Oscillaria show creeping movements probably due to the secretion of slime by the cells; the swarmspores and plasmodium of the Myxomycetes exhibit amoehoid movements; and the motile spores of Fungi and Algae, the spermatozoids of mosses, ferns, &c., move by means of delicate prolongations, cilia or flagella cf the protoplast.
While they drove past the garden the shadows of the bare trees often fell across the road and hid the brilliant moonlight, but as soon as they were past the fence, the snowy plain bathed in moonlight and motionless spread out before them glittering like diamonds and dappled with bluish shadows.
The dust always hung motionless above the buzz of talk that came from the resting troops.
Vision with a motionless eye, or " indirect vision," gives a general view over the whole object with particular definition of a small central portion.
(iv.) Trophi uncinate: Flosculariaceae; disk a contractile cup, often lobed, the cingulum of long vibratile cilia, of very long motionless bristles or absent, rarely with an outer zone of fine cilia.
Jackson turned his attention to Claudia, who stood motionless.
When the song ended they stood motionless.
Downstream of the bridge a statuesque gray heron stood motionless on a stony spit at the tip of a small island.
The car, the traffic, the wind, all went motionless.
Others see pictures of persons or landscapes, only in black and white, and motionless.
When they are not soaring aloft buzzards are commonly seen sitting motionless on a telegraph pole or bare branch.
They seem quite prepared to rest motionless through the day, relying on their excellent camouflage to escape notice.
Although they bask in the very hot sun near motionless they will suddenly dart out of sight if threatened.
hovering motionless above the clouds.
impassive eyes that were framed by a motionless face.
When I visited the farm toward the end of 1994, some cattle lay almost motionless, exhibiting almost total lethargy.
lieatty D lay motionless, and with him out of the picture it looked like a new champion would be crowned after all.
standr to the left, a huge herd of elephants stood almost motionless, so far away that they looked like little models.
statuesque gray heron stood motionless on a stony spit at the tip of a small island.
He leaped out of Hodges pocket and attacked a motionless tasmanian tiger.
Its employment in this sense depends on the fact that a piece of wood attached to a line was thrown overboard to lie like a log in a fixed position, motionless, the vessel's speed being calculated by observing what length of line ran out in a given time ("common log"); and the word has been retained for the modern "patent" or "continuous" log, though it works in an entirely different manner.
The image and product of the motionless nous is the soul, which, according to Plotinus, is, like the nous, immaterial.
The regiment fluttered like a bird preening its plumage and became motionless.
He was lying on his back propped up high, and his small bony hands with their knotted purple veins were lying on the quilt; his left eye gazed straight before him, his right eye was awry, and his brows and lips motionless.
The Cossacks saw that his arms and legs jerked rapidly though his head was quite motionless.
Over to the left, a huge herd of elephants stood almost motionless, so far away that they looked like little models.
If an unfamiliar dog approaches you, stay motionless.
It is essential to remain motionless during the x ray, since movement causes the resulting picture to be blurry.
Other infants remain calm, relatively motionless, and do not cry.
They may also be unable to communicate nonverbally, may be unable to make eye contact, and may stand motionless with fear as they are confronted with specific social settings.
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