silence; quiet; hush.
the absence of motion.
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How to use stillness in a sentence
He eased into his favorite recliner, pistol in hand, and sat for a long moment in the stillness of the empty house.In the shadow of the towers: Five lives and a world transformed | Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet | September 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Years later, Karel Čapek was contemplating the purpose of stillness — “to be like a stone, but without weight” — while Bertrand Russell in 1935 predicted the looming dangers of workaholism, a term coined 36 years later.
There was a peace and a stillness to the place that quieted my mind and steadied me for the next day’s adventures.
We trudged up and down a series of hundred-foot dunes, keeping an eye out for animal footprints and admiring the utter stillness.Sit Slack-Jawed Under the Northern Lights at Kobuk Valley National Park | mturner | July 29, 2021 | Outside Online
The scenery is very impressive, but the stillness and the quiet — that is what stayed with me.Tips for visiting U.S. national parks from someone who visited them all | Andrea Sachs | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
They gather and sleep in open fields, surrounded by nature and the stillness of the night.
The soft sounds of retching filtered back into the black stillness.
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 | Patricia Pearson | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in his stillness he has become the god he always wanted to be.
There is a stillness in the early hours that feels to me the clearest, healthiest drug humanly available.
In the most perfect stillness, we arrived within two hundred paces of the enemy's camp.
The wind dropped just at that moment and the doctor's words rang sharply through the stillness.Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
At length, a low cry of pain broke the stillness that prevailed, and uttering it, the boy awoke.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3) | Charles Dickens
She had no idea of the time, but because of the stillness of the surrounding streets she knew that it must be very late.Dope | Sax Rohmer
They had no power of attention even to a story, and the stillness was irksome to such wild colts.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge