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[adverb stil-lee; adjective stil-ee]
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  1. quietly; silently.
  1. Chiefly Literary. still; quiet.

Origin of stilly

before 1000; Middle English (adv.); Old English stillīce. See still1, -ly
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Examples from the Web for stilly

Historical Examples

  • I'm going to buy our supplies at that house, Stilly, if you have no objections.

    In the Midst of Alarms

    Robert Barr

  • Say, Stilly, I'm off uptown to attend to the emptiness in this stone utensil.

  • She moved about the house with a step as stilly as the falling dews.

    Ernest Linwood

    Caroline Lee Hentz

  • It was a toss-up between "Annie Rooney" and "Oft in the stilly night."

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • One might have said that they were for a time in the midst of a vast and stilly desert.

British Dictionary definitions for stilly


adverb (ˈstɪllɪ)
  1. archaic, or literary quietly or calmly
adjective (ˈstɪlɪ)
  1. poetic still, quiet, or calm
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