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windless

[wind-lis] /ˈwɪnd lɪs/
adjective
1.
without wind; calm:
a windless summer afternoon.
2.
out of breath.
Origin of windless
1350-1400
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at wind1, -less
Related forms
windlessly, adverb
windlessness, noun
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  • They are still, still in the calm of the brightest day, or in the chill of a windless night.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • The day was windless, and there they stayed, hour after hour, without any stir or motion.

  • The sheltered dell was windless, but here a stiff breeze blew.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • windless it lies as it falls or rises out of Chaos that encompasses all.

    The Masque of the Elements Herman Scheffauer
  • The heat in the windless underbrush, alive with insects, was stifling.

    The Backwoodsmen Charles G. D. Roberts
  • It was as level as a windless lake, and almost without vegetation.

    In the Morning of Time Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Summer is here, in earnest, and the last few days have been hot and windless.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Not another sound broke the heavy silence of the windless night.

  • When he awoke again the sun shone on him, and the morning was calm and windless.

  • This morning it is pleasant and windless, as I wait for the order to start.

    At Plattsburg

    Allen French

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