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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Motionless
 
  Motionless as a corpse.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Motionless as a figure cut in stone.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Motionless as a monument.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Motionless, like the sun over Avalon.
            —William Archer
  4
  Motionless as the fixed rock.
            —Edwin Arnold
  5
  Motionless as a babe asleep.
            —Alfred Austin
  6
  Motionless as a tombstone.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  7
  Motionless as a statue.
            —Fernán Caballero
  8
  Motionless, like one who sees but does not understand.
            —Alexandre Dumas, père
  9
  Motionless as a king’s mummy in a catacomb.
            —Gustave Flaubert
  10
  Motionless, like a woman of wax.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  11
  Motionless, as if thunder-stricken.
            —Victor Hugo
  12
Standing as motionless as pillar set
To guide a wanderer in a pathless waste.
            —Jean Ingelow
  13
            Postured motionless,
Like natural sculpture in cathedral cavern.
            —John Keats
  14
  Stood motionless … like some exquisite chrys-elephantine statue, all ivory and gold.
            —Charles Kingsley
  15
  Motionless as a spectre.
            —Guy de Maupassant
  16
Motionless as the distant purple hills
On which the shadows of the white clouds rest.
            —R. K. Munkittrick
  17
  As motionless as death.
            —Thomas L. Peacock
  18
  Motionless, like a bereaved creature.
            —Charles Reade
  19
  Motionless, as if she were seeking in her mind the explanation of some mystery or the key of some riddle.
            —José Selgas
  20
            Motionless,
As a stone above a grave.
            —William Wetmore Story
  21
  Stood motionless, as if transfixed.
            —Ivan Vazov
  22
  Motionless as a pool.
            —Virgil
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  Motionless as an idol.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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  Motionless as rocks.
            —John Greenleaf Whittier
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