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  • Bagration’s exhausted and hungry detachment, which alone covered this movement of the transport and of the whole army, had to remain stationary in face of an enemy eight times as strong as itself.
  • But whether they were moving or stationary, whether they were French or Russian, could not be discovered from the Shevardino Redoubt.
  • …of historical events this way or that; yet there is the same difference between a man who says that the people of the West moved on the East because Napoleon wished it and a man who says that this happened because it had to happen, as there is between those who declared that the earth was stationary and that the planets moved round it and those who admitted that they did not know what upheld the earth, but knew there were laws directing its movement and that of the other planets.

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  • the car remained stationary with the engine running
  • They stood raggedly, and the soldiers herded them toward the two stationary boxcars.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic

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