move·​less ˈmüv-ləs How to pronounce moveless (audio)
: being without movement : fixed, immobile
movelessly adverb
movelessness noun

Examples of moveless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This made us—with all our human, mortal limitations—rather like the God of all those past centuries of belief, or should that be credulity: the God who retained and stored away everything in his motley, moveless time, in which nothing was new or old, remote or recent. Margaret Jull Costa, Harper’s Magazine , 10 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of moveless was in 1578

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“Moveless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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move·​less ˈmüv-ləs How to pronounce moveless (audio)
: not moving : fixed, motionless

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