• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Bestill To make still.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bestill To make quiet or still.
    • bestill [In the following passage uncertain:
    • bestill This is the reading of the folios; the quartos and modern editions read distilled.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Bestill be-stil′ to make quiet, to hush.
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In literature:

It vas all rest, all peace, nopoddy pad, no var, no bestilence.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg

In poetry:

Ah, there he stands! With wondering face
Old men surround the boy;
The solemn looks, the awful place
Bestill the mother's joy.
"The Mother Mary" by George MacDonald