stilly


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still·y

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

stil′ly adv.

stilly

adv
archaic or literary quietly or calmly
adj
(Poetry) poetic still, quiet, or calm
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"

stilly

adjective
1. Marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise:
Archaic: hush.
2. Motionless and undisturbed:
References in classic literature ?
     And stilly voices, half-remembered, speak
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.
5) William Holman Hunt's iconic 1854 painting, The Awakening Conscience, attests to Moore's place in the Victorian domestic (in this case, illicit domestic) setting: behind the lovers, the melody "Oft in the Stilly Night" lies open on the piano.
When he was asked if the players were stilly fully supportive of McClaren, the 30-year-old responded: "Yes.
The imitators and copyists' Bosch was not the man behind the stilly contemplative Adoration of the Magi (1494; Fig.
He demanded the civil society organizations to focus efforts on rising social awareness on the importance of partnership between man and woman and to intensify their programs to limit negative culture stilly dominating some social sectors.