• WordNet 3.6
    • n immovableness not capable of being moved or rearranged
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Immovableness Quality of being immovable.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n immovableness The quality of being immovable.
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  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”
  • Charles Baudelaire
    “Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.”


In literature:

The Dauphin was of an immoveable composure.
"The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete" by George Meredith
He, courteous, colossal, and immoveable, waved them homeward.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
Josephine looked down with the fixed gravity of a Red Indian, immovable, inscrutable.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
Mr. Newell listened with an immovable face, occasionally casting a crumb to his flock.
"The Hermit and the Wild Woman and Other Stories" by Edith Wharton
Daniel, moved to the bottom of his heart, remained standing where he was, immovable, like a statue.
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
He was prone in great emergencies to hesitate at first, but immovable when his resolution was taken.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
A long time already the driver had slept immovably, and the horse, uncomplaining but uninterested, had dragged at the wisps of hay.
"The Path of a Star" by Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
How long she stayed immovable, holding his hand, neither of them knew.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
The roof windows were immovable and sealed on the inside by a thick accumulation of ice.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
I knew that he himself had tried to get the mode of execution changed, but the Governor had been immovable.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
For hours the fight continued, but the Roman wall remained unbroken and immovable.
"Beric the Briton" by G. A. Henty
I saw with fear its immovability to the struggles of our handful of people.
"Under the Prophet in Utah" by Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
It is then immovable!
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
He stood immovable, pale, cold, and self-involved, like a being from another sphere.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The machine appeared so majestic there, so solid and immovable, that it might ever have existed where it then was.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
But of course the little metal button was as immovable as a mountain.
"The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner
He stood immovable in the torrent, but the lantern glow showed his face to be working convulsively.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
He stood there, cool, immovable, self-possessed, outwardly still to all appearance intent upon the book which he held.
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
She reached out a timid hand, and laid it upon the breast of the still, rigid, immovable figure beside her.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Derek stood immovable, like a statue gazing down at them.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau

In poetry:

Immovable thou sittest, still
As death, composed to bear!
Thy head is clear, thy feeling chill,
And icy thy despair.
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
Dissolvèd, with keen bliss, in the blue sky;
'Mid storms of tears weeping thyself away;
When, when, immovable, and calm and high,--
Soul, like a star, wilt thou pursue thy way?
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind
Like priests whose altar fires
Are spent, immovable
They stand, in awful ecstasy uplifted.
Zephyrs awake tree-lyres,
The starry deeps are full,
Earth with a mystic majesty is gifted.
"Sunset-Lovers" by Cale Young Rice
Blind clinging to a stern, stone cross,
Or it may be of frailer make;
Eyes shut, ears closed to earth's drear dross,
Immovable, serene, the world away
From thoughts—the mind uncaring for another day.
"Impressions" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson
And beyond the fated, tragic, foursquare, immovable house
Evenings under trees of calm, descending evening of rest
Relenting over battlefields, evenings upholding us
Among alarms, rust and the dead, waiting to be blest.
"In Conjunction" by Charles Madge
What are his feelings, when this man alone
Sits in the silence, glaring in the grate
That sobs and sighs on in an undertone
As stoical--immovable as Fate,
While muffled voices from the sick one's room
Come in like heralds of a dreaded doom?
"At Last" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Nearly immovable along the defensive front.
Perhaps you've spent some time wondering exactly what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object.
Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick were an immovable force.
Shawnell Harrison's Concrete Dust and The Immovable Gun Debate.
Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object.
Summer is the time for pure mind candy — especially at the local cinema, where there's enough pulse-pounding action to titillate the most immovable ticket-buyer.
Joe Guillory says he's in a battle to save the less fortunate in Port Arthur from a housing authority that's immovably corrupt.
Unstoppable force, meet the immovable object.
David Butler II/US Presswire Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has been an immovable force in the middle of the Patriots' defense.
To be harvested, stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in length when measured from the elbow to the tip of the lower immovable portion of the claw (see illustration).
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
The mountains of Sonora Pass may seem immovable, but don't let your eyes fool you.
Even with standout defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu nursing an injured right shoulder for most of the second half, the Chino Hills defense was immovable Friday night.
Speed and strength in a stout, immoveable frame.
American lawyer and IPRC (Immovable Property Review Conference) co-chairman Stuart E Eizenstat talks to journalists in Prague, on Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012.

In science:

It is broken down to SO(4), the subgroup of SO(5) rotations which leaves vI immovable.
Quantum gravity in terms of topological observables
Physical assets include all manors of furniture and equipment, whether movable (desks, chairs, computers, etc) or immovable (projectors fixed to a room).
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Also, similar set of problems appeared in course of investigation of the ”autolocalization” phenomena and in the theory of multicomponent chemical reactions on traps immersed in an immovable ”matrix” [22, 23].
Localization in simple multiparticle catalytic absorption model
But such idea has encountered the immovable obstacle of the celebrated No-Go theorems [5–7].
Quantum dice
The problems above, plus the non-existence of a suitable Killing vector on Riem(Σ), seem to form an immovable block to resolving the Hilbert space problem of how to turn the solutions to the Wheeler-DeWitt equation into a genuine Hilbert space.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
The no-slip boundaries in the simulation were modelled using four layers of immovable SPH particles.
Direct Numerical Simulation of decaying two-dimensional turbulence in a no-slip square box using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
Because of the immovability of the beads, more than a certain distance, the geometric structure on the two collections of beads, up to bounded distortion, is the same: one in the three-manifold, one in the Teichm¨uller geodesic of surfaces.
A connected string of long thick and dominants