stilly


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still·y

 (stĭl′ē)
adj. still·i·er, still·i·est
Quiet; calm.

stil′ly adv.
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stilly

adv
archaic or literary quietly or calmly
adj
(Poetry) poetic still, quiet, or calm
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stilly - (poetic) still or calm; "in the stilly night"
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form
quiet - free of noise or uproar; or making little if any sound; "a quiet audience at the concert"; "the room was dark and quiet"
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stilly

adjective
1. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise:
Archaic: hush.
2. Motionless and undisturbed:
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References in classic literature ?
It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that rosy air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns.
"Conspiring spirits whispered in the gloom, Half-heard, the stilly secrets of the tomb.
*Friezes from Tadmor and Persepolis - From Balbec, and the stilly, clear abyss
And the note of the tomcat as he sings to his love in the stilly night outside on the tiles becomes positively distasteful when heard so near.
So, to avoid doing anything improper, she had stood stilly silent and done nothing, as the custom of English ladies in such cases is.
At that moment the withered topmost bough of the oak loosened itself in the stilly air, and fell in soft, light fragments upon the rock, upon the leaves, upon Reuben, upon his wife and child, and upon Roger Malvin's bones.
'Very polite of you to say so Arthur--cannot remember Mr Clennam until the word is out, such is the habit of times for ever fled, and so true it is that oft in the stilly night ere slumber's chain has bound people, fond memory brings the light of other days around people--very polite but more polite than true I am afraid, for to go into the machinery business without so much as sending a line or a card to papa--I don't say me though there was a time but that is past and stern reality has now my gracious never mind--does not look like it you must confess.'
Shops, palaces, bustle and breeze, The whirring of wheels, and the murmur of trees; By night or by day, whether noisy or stilly, Whatever my mood is, I love Piccadilly.
As further revealed in our analysis, the entire English population (except for the Isle of Stilly) had access to at least 12 GP practices by CAR within a catchment area of 60 minutes.
Only in Stillwater can someone get Stilly Wheat or Exit 174 Rye Pale Ale straight from the tap.
The fish slipped noiselessly to the bottom where it lay stilly for a few moments, and then it turned itself upright and glided a lap around the bucket, which surprised Charlie.