STATIONARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STATIONARY
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stationary
 a.  fixed or immobile; not capable of being moved
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Suddenly, however, she became aware that one of the passing shadows remained stationary between her line of vision and the gleaming asphalt; and raising her eyes she saw a young woman bending over her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
2  Seen from the mast-heads, especially when they paused and were stationary for a while, their vast black forms looked more like lifeless masses of rock than anything else.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
3  For hours and hours from the almost stationary ship that hideous sight is seen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 69. The Funeral.
4  This terrific object seemed to recall the whole herd from their stationary fright.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
5  At the same moment his companions suspended their efforts, and the chasing canoes clustered together, and became stationary.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
6  Recovering his recollection on the instant, instead of sounding an alarm, which might prove fatal to himself, he remained stationary, an attentive observer of the other's motions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
7  A large black ball, which at first seemed stationary, now began to move in a manner that to the latter was inexplicable.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
8  During that stationary instant, it poured forth its contents, in a bright, glancing sheet of flame.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
9  The contest now grew warm and stationary.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
10  The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
11  I well remember though, how the distant idea of the holidays, after seeming for an immense time to be a stationary speck, began to come towards us, and to grow and grow.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
12  But it was stationary; and as the gentleman advanced into the light, I saw that he was some years older than when he had had his picture painted.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
13  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.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIV
14  But whether they were moving or stationary, whether they were French or Russian, could not be discovered from the Shevardino Redoubt.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIII
15  The fact that a somewhat dilapidated blue one remained stationary above the unprotected bonnet attracted her attention, and looking up, she saw Mr. Bhaer looking down.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
Example Sentence:
1  Every member of a church promises to remain orthodox, that is to say -- stationary.
2  When a warm or cold front stops moving, it becomes a stationary front.
3  An astronaut will attempt to leave the stationary spaceship and then return to it.