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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Immovable
 
  Immovable as the figure of Mercury.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Grenadiers … stood their ground immovable, like rocks, steadily spouting fire-torrents.
            —Thomas Carlyle
  2
  Immovable as a pump or a lamp-post.
            —Charles Dickens
  3
  Immovable as a leopard crouching in the jungle.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  4
  Immovable as a picture.
            —Gustave Flaubert
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  Immovable, as if it were painted on the wall.
            —Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  Immovable as a setter at the scent of quail.
            —O. Henry
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  Immovable, like the owner’s names, cut in brass, and nailed to their doors.
            —Thomas Holcroft
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  Immovable in the flow of the rout as rocks in running water.
            —Victor Hugo
  9
  Immovable as a man of iron.
            —Charles Kingsley
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  Immovable as the sun.
            —Theognis
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