Stationary in a sentence

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Definition of Stationary

  • Not moving; not appearing to move; stable; fixed.
  • Not improving or getting worse; not growing wiser, greater, better, more excellent, or the contrary.
  • Appearing to be at rest, because moving in the line of vision; not progressive or retrograde, as a planet.
  • One who, or that which, is stationary, as a planet when apparently it has neither progressive nor retrograde motion.

How to use stationary in a sentence. Stationary pronunciation.

As we stand upon the deck of a steamer the shore appears to be moving, yet we know the land is stationary and we are moving.
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No amount of teaching, for instance, would enable it to grasp the fact that the sun is stationary and the earth moves around it.
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They both looked out of the window, first up at the hard silver moon, stationary among a hurry of little grey-blue clouds, and then down upon the roofs of London, with all their upright chimneys, and then below them at the empty moonlit pavement of the street, upon which the joint of each paving-stone was clearly marked out.
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It is interesting to note that the first offerings recorded were for the purpose of assisting in the moving of the tabernacle; it was not GOD'S purpose that it should be stationary.
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Nor is GOD'S work ever intended to be stationary, but always advancing.
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Hence, for instance, it was argued at one time, that any language in the Bible implying the earth to be stationary, and central to our system, could not not have been a compliance with the popular errors of the time, but must be taken to express the absolute truth.
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This great orb is stationary as regards his place, and unchanging as regards his power.
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In itself, Christianity changes not, neither waxing nor waning; but the motions of time and the evolutions of experience continually uncover new parts of its stationary disk.
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That man (which is in effect _every_ man hitherto,) who allows himself to infer the eternity of evil from the counter eternity of good, builds upon the mistake of assigning a stationary and mechanic value to the idea of an _aeon;_ whereas the very purpose of Scripture in using this word was to evade such a value.
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Crossing the deck the boy slipped easily between the partly raised hatch cover and the combing, and down the stationary iron ladder into the dark hold.
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At this stage it abruptly became stationary, with no perceptible rise or fall.
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The candidate is always ascending; he is never stationary; he never goes back, but each step he takes brings him to some new mental illumination-to the knowledge of some more elevated doctrine.
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But the correct view rather is, that this stationary suspension is described in the whole of the first half,-in the main, indeed, even to the end of the book.
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Just without the city gate, on the Albara road, is a small house, with an altar in it, and a stationary money-box: also for the benefit of the souls in Purgatory.
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The carriages were now three abreast; in broader places four; often stationary for a long time together, always one close mass of variegated brightness; showing, the whole street-full, through the storm of flowers, like flowers of a larger growth themselves.
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I have been a wanderer the greater part of my life; indeed I remember only two periods, and these by no means lengthy, when I was, strictly speaking, stationary.
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We should then be stationary as plants, and did we not possess a mind, we should be incapable of thought, and act upon impulse and instinct as animals.
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One type of this motion, in cycles as we may say, repeats the motion in one place, and is in a sense stationary.
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Of this stationary type may be mentioned the heartbeats, the pulse, the respiration, the tides, and the rotation of a wheel about its axis.
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The belief that population in the West Indies is stationary is so far from accurate that, as Sir Anthony Musgrave points out, it is increasing more rapidly than the population of the United Kingdom.
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Examples of Stationary

Example #1
The eye sees a mirage upon the desert as a lake of water but there is no reality in it.
Example #2
Yet if you had never seen a mirror you would firmly insist and believe that they were real.
Example #3
Likewise the human spirit has its limitations.
Example #4
It is a captive of the senses.
Example #5
Mary then saw Katharine raise her eyes again to the moon, with a contemplative look in them, as though she were setting that moon against the moon of other nights, held in memory.
Example #6
Some one in the room behind them made a joke about star-gazing, which destroyed their pleasure in it, and they looked back into the room again.