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Definition standing still; or not capable of being moved
  • the car remained stationary with the engine running
  • It was the only living thing in sight except for a stationary cloud of hysterical gnats suspended in the heat above the road.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • stationary = not moving
  • Hound had turned, clenching him in its metal-plier jaws, and trotted off in darkness, while the camera remained stationary, watching the creature dwindle in the distance—a splendid fade-out!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • stationary = not moving
  • ...and atop this tree Saeed had spotted a hawk constructing its nest. Sometimes it floated at eye level, almost stationary in the wind, and then, with the tiniest movement of a wing, or even of the upturned feathers at one wingtip, it veered.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • stationary = motionless (not moving)
  • They stood raggedly, and the soldiers herded them toward the two stationary boxcars.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • stationary = parked (standing still)
  • In his eyepiece [of the telescope] were windows and walls and rooftops, sometimes stationary, sometimes whizzing by at incredible speed.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • stationary = motionless
  • It kept her company on long evenings, as it did countless young people in the city who were likewise stranded in their homes, and she rode it far out into the world on otherwise solitary, stationary nights.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • stationary = motionless
  • But life is not stationary.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • I ceased waving my hand, so that the shadow remained stationary.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • "Just a little short cut," he said, as we made our way past barns and stationary farm vehicles.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Fix remained stationary in the same place, but did not sleep.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Three large clumps of stationary dots hover on the right side of the screen: the sleeping.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • He knew he was only a stationary object, a surface for their carom shots.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Were you stationary at the first spot that you stopped at, at that point, or had you been moved?
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • The colossal speed had been their own, relative to the glow of light which was a stationary hole in the ground, the mouth of the tunnel.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • It was a piece of Congressional-letterhead stationary, with the message scrawled in longhand.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • On Monday through Thursday, I would do stationary running in mycell in the morning for up to forty-five minutes.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In the distance, she saw the lights of a shrimp trawler moving so slowly it almost seemed stationary.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Even after Shirakawa has left, our point of view remains in the lavatory, and, as a stationary camera, continues to capture the dark mirror.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • And meanwhile the art of war has remained almost stationary for thirty or forty years.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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