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

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