- silence; quiet; hush.
- the absence of motion.
Origin of stillness
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Examples from the Web for stillness
They gather and sleep in open fields, surrounded by nature and the stillness of the night.London’s Pagan Counterculture Kings
October 12, 2014
In the stillness, a movement at the end of her bed commands her attention.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
But in his stillness he has become the god he always wanted to be.The Stacks: The True Greatness of Muhammad Ali
February 23, 2014
There is a stillness in the early hours that feels to me the clearest, healthiest drug humanly available.Allan Gurganus: How I Write
October 16, 2013
It pauses the careening jumble of events to carve out moments of stillness.Is That Pipe Tobacco Locally Grown?
April 14, 2013
The Sabbath of eternity has shed its stillness along the street.The New Adam and Eve (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
The stillness that followed was broken only by the Judge's voice.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
He listened in a stillness of dread which resembled the immobility of profound attention.The Secret Agent
In this way it might be literally possible 'to hear a shadow fall athwart the stillness.'Heroes of the Telegraph
Suddenly the stillness of the night was broken by the sound of a horn.My Double Life
Word Origin and History for stillness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper