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stilly

[ adverb stil-lee; adjective stil-ee ]

adverb

  1. quietly; silently.


adjective

  1. Chiefly Literary. still; quiet.

stilly

adverb

  1. archaic.
    quietly or calmly


adjective

  1. poetic.
    still, quiet, or calm
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Word History and Origins

Origin of stilly1

before 1000; Middle English (adv.); Old English stillīce. See still 1, -ly
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Example Sentences

It was no more that clear, visible interior, like a house roofed with glass, where the green submarine sunshine slept so stilly.

Something about 'stilly night,' 'fond recollections,' 'starved cats,' and the like.

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

Mr. Craig sat down to the organ and played the opening bars of the touching melody, 'Oft in the Stilly Night.'

Some sat talking in low and whispering voices, as if unwilling, even by a sound, to break the stilly calm.

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