Usage examples for stationary

  1. It will be more than sufficient for that purpose, if I can make it appear that we have been stationary during the war. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. Percival and Bobby found a vine- clad summer- house where they could watch the tall ships riding at anchor in the bay, their riding- lights swaying amid the more stationary stars. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  3. Those are probably stationary and the truck knows where they are and calls by truck radio to have them shut off when it wants to go by. – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  4. As a rule he disliked dimples, especially the stationary kind. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  5. He had often enough lost such articles as sovereigns, and matchboxes, and income- tax demands; but in the disappearance of these he had always been consoled by the knowledge that they were stationary in some place or another at any given moment, and that somebody or another must find them at some time or another, with profit or disappointment to himself. – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  6. Nevertheless, we are of opinion that Southern Russia would have lost little of its agricultural importance, notwithstanding its system of customs, if the government, instead of remaining stationary, had sincerely entered on a course of improvement. – Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
  7. The symptoms are slight, and though it is impossible to say from moment to moment what will happen, the chances are that if we can keep Hunt- Goring from doing any further mischief, the disease may remain in a stationary condition for some time. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  8. The time taken up for each movement was twenty seconds, of which the actual motion occupied four; during the other sixteen, the telegraph was kept stationary, to allow of its being distinctly observed and the letter written down by those at the next station. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  9. But the mule was so stationary. – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston
  10. Instead of remaining stationary, or nearly so as became his high quality, he took the initiative in compliments, and had nearly every diplomatic man walking apart in the adjoining room, in a political aside, in less than twenty minutes. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  11. The white carpet that had slowly been sinking, was now stationary, and was covered by a firm crust that gleamed in the moonlight. – How to Cook Husbands by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
  12. Her party was soon joined by others, and the group gradually thickened into a crowd; the throng was stationary for a few minutes before a little temple in which fireworks had just commenced an additional attraction to the scene. – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  13. You know the sportsman's instinct, Laetitia; he is not tempted by the stationary object. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. Traveling through space at more than forty thousand miles an hour, it seemed that we were stationary. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930 by Various
  15. Perhaps they found themselves sufficiently engaged in watching that half- seen elbow, which since the reading of this last slip of paper had ceased all movement and remained as stationary as though it had been paralyzed. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  16. After the battle of Eylau both sides remained stationary, and several days elapsed without anything remarkable taking place. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  17. He saw that it was useless to expect the constant work and wages that he needed from Paasch, for the old man's business had remained stationary during the twelve years that Jonah had worked for him. – Jonah by Louis Stone
  18. The opposing lines here had been stationary for almost three years and it was known on both sides as a quiet sector. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  19. He remained silent and stationary, unconscious that the years in which he might have fulfilled his trust had gone for ever. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan