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Without any movement; completely still.‘he stood stock-still’
unmoving, still, stationary, at a standstill, immobile, immovable, static, at rest, halted, stopped, not moving a muscle, rooted to the spot, transfixed, paralysed, frozen, inert, inanimate, quiescent, lifelessView synonyms
- ‘I stand stock-still, too shocked to defend myself.’
- ‘There were some people standing stock-still a few feet from the tent.’
- ‘As I was coming around a corner I ran into a large man heavily laden with camera equipment standing stock-still grinning at a tiny orange butterfly resting on his jeans right above his left knee.’
- ‘I was standing stock-still, up to my waist in motionless water, in a deep cavern, totally blind.’
- ‘Instead, they stood stock-still, staring at something in the woods a short distance away.’
- ‘He stands stock-still, and glances over the crowd.’
- ‘People stood stock-still and simply orated, their arms firmly bolted to their sides.’
- ‘I caught a quick glimpse of Abby in the room, sitting stock-still, no movement apparent.’
- ‘Curiously, the footage of her performance on that day showed this audience not quite as keen - indeed, they stood stock-still and looked bemused.’
- ‘Sam dropped her hands from my shoulders and stood stock-still.’
- ‘I desperately tried to hold my breath, to stay stock-still and make as little noise as I could.’
- ‘Miriam stands stock-still, a look of shock on her face.’
- ‘Even if the property market were to stand stock-still for years, you're better off owning your own home and paying off the mortgage.’
- ‘They may or may not have noticed the performers, standing stock-still and scattered throughout the room, whom they had to pass by in order to get to their seats.’
- ‘He sprinted back and forth many times; amazingly, his breathing remained even, and he could resume his singing as if he had been standing stock-still.’
- ‘Even when her mother had come out and ranted about his rudeness and audacity, she stood stock-still.’
- ‘For a moment she stood stock-still and appeared to be sizing up the situation mentally.’
- ‘The figure stood stock-still, silent and unsuspecting.’
- ‘The girl instantly ceased her movement, standing stock-still as she turned blazing eyes on Chris.’
- ‘He bowed as well as he could in the crowded atmosphere and left her, standing stock-still in surprise.’
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