from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Completely still; motionless.
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- adj. Absolutely motionless, perfectly still.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Still as a stock, or fixed post; perfectly still.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Still as a stock or fixed post; perfectly still.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without moving or making a sound
- adj. absolutely still
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Both were known for wearing conservative suits, standing stock-still on stage, and for singing ballads instead of dance music.
After a while he trudged down to the clearing and found Shadow standing stock-still next to the old rabbit hole, her useless snout planted in the earth.
He stood stock-still, frozen between fight and flight.
But every day, before she heads out in her leather jacket, she places fresh water in a bowl around the small shrine she's set up, and an apple for the gods; she cleans every item of clothing either of us have used the previous day; and then she puts on a CD of monks chanting and sits stock-still in her chair in meditation.
The garden stood, imposing on either side, and the trees stood stock-still like dark sentries.
In the stunned silence that followed, Amlinn stood stock-still for a long moment, then suddenly ran after her grandfather.
Kagus do use their patterned wings for displays and gliding, but their primary way of getting around is to run extremely fast over short distances before standing stock-still and doing it again.
He stops stock-still, stares down at himself, and in an instant splinters into nothingness.
Robin found me standing stock-still and shivering in the garden.
Blood Thorn was behind me, stock-still, waiting to see what unfolded.
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