from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Quiet; calm.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Still; quiet.
- Silently; without uproar.
- Calmly; quietly; without agitation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Still; quiet; calm.
- adverb In a still manner; quietly; silently; softly.
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- adverb While
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective (poetic) still or calm
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For suddenly he became conscious that it was there, behind the trees somewhere lurking, a curious kind of stilly glimmer creeping about the air, along the ground, in and out of the tree-stems.
Nowhere does the night seem more "stilly," or the sense of seclusion more profound, than in the middle of the broad bay on a midsummer night before or after the theatre-goers have crossed.
There is no night in the "stilly" sense at a mine.
Barack Obama is different, not a political practitioner, really, but something else, and not a warm-blooded animal but a cool, chill character, a fish who sits deep in the tank and stares, stilly, at the other fish.
He looks down the hall at the remaining plastic sheet hanging stilly in the dry air.
Crickets sang of nights in the stilly cabins, and in the sunshine mosquitoes crept from out hollow logs and snug crevices among the rocks, -- big, noisy, harmless fellows, that had procreated the year gone, lain frozen through the winter, and were now rejuvenated to buzz through swift senility to second death.
Also, I'm told -- and I'm really in no position to know how true this is -- that African-Americans are stilly fairly rare in the elite forces like First Recon, Delta, and the SEALS, and that programs like THE UNIT tend to exagerate their percentage I seem to recall one writer claiming that there are actually more Asian-Americans in Delta and the SEALS than there are African-Americans.
Both of the federal party committees are stilly carrying debt from the 2006 election cycle -- $5 million for the DCCC, $6 million for the DSCC.
GB's so stilly thinking no one would notice his hand in scrapping the 10p tax rate for the poorest part of our community.
The interest becomes intense; the wrongful heir draws his sword, and rushes on the rightful heir; a blue smoke is seen, a gong is heard, and a tall white figure (who has been all this time, behind the arm – chair, covered over with a table – cloth), slowly rises to the tune of ‘Oft in the stilly night.’