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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  • 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.

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  • He stood stock-still, frozen between fight and flight.

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  • 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.

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  • The garden stood, imposing on either side, and the trees stood stock-still like dark sentries.

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  • In the stunned silence that followed, Amlinn stood stock-still for a long moment, then suddenly ran after her grandfather.

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  • 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.

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  • He stops stock-still, stares down at himself, and in an instant splinters into nothingness.

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  • Robin found me standing stock-still and shivering in the garden.

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  • Blood Thorn was behind me, stock-still, waiting to see what unfolded.

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