stirless

stirless

(ˈstɜːlɪs)
adj
lacking movement, not stirring
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"Monsieur," at last said my quiet companion, as stirless in her happiness as a mouse in its terror.
Stirless I stand there at the window, And in the black bowl of the sky Glows like a golden drop of honey The mellow moon As is evident, the first and third lines of the first quatrain are constructed on the basis of symmetrically arranged parallel structures.
I came: I "breathed enough," the "lungs are stirless,
Zukovskij's paradoxical lines, "To bylo t'ma bez temnoty"--reminiscent of Milton's "darkness visible" in Paradise Lost--and "To byli obrazy bez lic," strengthen Byron's passage, and his "Kak okean bez beregov" is an improvement over "a sea of stagnant idleness." It was not night--it was not day, It was not even the dungeon-light, So hateful to my heavy sight, But vacancy absorbing space, And fixedness--without a place; There were no stars--no earth-- no time-- No check--no change--no good-- no crime-- But silence, and a stirless breath Which neither was of life nor death; A sea of stagnant idleness, Blind, boundless, mute, and motionless!
You sit poised and stirless; the notebook lies unopened on my knee.
But though the young form in the Giant's arms was stirless, it was not submissive.
168-9); more bizarrely and disturbingly, he describes her after their first embrace as being 'as stirless in her happiness, as a mouse in its terror' (p.