Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. brought to a standstill
  • adj. quieted
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of still.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • After a few minutes of that, his expression stilled, schooled once more into the calm mask he so determinedly holds.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • He took a deep breath, and his expression stilled for a moment.

    If I Pay Thee Not In Gold

  • Duissane threw him the briefest of wide-glances; her expression stilled the words in his mouth.

    Trullion: Alastor 2262

  • His extended hand again stilled the storm, and he resumed: You shall go with me to Stirling, but as my friends only: never as the enemies of the regent of Scotland.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Bayard2s sword stilled, and Sir Robert stood stiffly behind him, his hand stretched toward the Scorpion in silent anguish.

    Virginity

  • "No," Sam said, and her eyes focused on his face then, her own expression stilled, apprehensive.

    Sleeping Partners

  • When the Lord Jesus Christ at one word stilled the raging of the sea and wind, all that were with him knew there was divine power at hand, Matt. viii.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • There is a remembrance of vanished hands, of voices for ever stilled, which is altogether wrong and weakening.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Mark

  • This was the celebrated Dr Scoresby; a man who had spent his youth and manhood in the whale-fishing; who, late in life, entered the Church, and, until the day of his death, took a special delight in directing the attention of sailors to Him whose word stilled the tempest and bade the angry waves be calm.

    The Ocean and its Wonders

  • That call stilled the tumult for a minute, and Stalky, leaping to a desk, shouted, "He went and sucked the diphtheria stuff out of Stettson major's throat when we thought he was in town.

    Stalky & Co.

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.