Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make quiet or still; calm; pacify.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make still.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make quiet or still.
  • [In the following passage uncertain:
  • This is the reading of the folios; the quartos and modern editions read distilled.]

Etymologies

From be- +‎ still. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You've put this so well while using Pop Culture references - bestill my heart! that I wanted to stumble this and lo and behold my damned IT dept has uninstalled my tool bar - gasp!

    The Amazing Survivor Race Challenge: Parenting Edition

  • Could be a liver thing as he used to bestill is? a heavy drinker.

    Think Progress » Miss America, hardball-style.

  • Not because I'm so in love with the Twilight Saga, that it would bestill my unfortunately beating heart to see it on screen as long as possible,

    Mania News Feed

  • To close today, at 18: 00 GMT we have none other than Russell Brand (bestill the thumping hearts and heaving bosoms of many a lass in the SHOWstudio. com and i-D offices), but that's not to say we're slouching in-between, with Panos Yiapanis all scheduled this afternoon.

    SHOWstudio

  • Oh, bestill my heart - that half of moment is mom slays me.

    Magpie Musing

  • You’ve put this so well (while using Pop Culture references – bestill my heart!) that I wanted to stumble this and lo and behold my damned IT dept has uninstalled my tool bar – gasp!

    The Amazing Survivor Race Challenge: Parenting Edition | Her Bad Mother

  • 1968 "Funny Girl," bestill my heart, starring Barbra Streisand.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2001

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