stillness

Definitions

  • the Obelisk of Ûsirtasen I., Still Standing In The Plain of Heliopolis
    the Obelisk of Ûsirtasen I., Still Standing In The Plain of Heliopolis
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stillness (poetic) tranquil silence "the still of the night"
    • n stillness a state of no motion or movement "the utter motionlessness of a marble statue"
    • n stillness calmness without winds
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Still Life, No. 5 Still Life, No. 5
Still Life, No. 6 Still Life, No. 6
NEGROES STILL HAVE FAMILIES NEGROES STILL HAVE FAMILIES
STILL DROPPING IN OCCASIONALLY FROM THE BACK DISTRICTS STILL DROPPING IN OCCASIONALLY FROM THE BACK DISTRICTS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Spiders usually have eight eyes, but still they cannot see that well
    • Stillness Habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity. "The gravity and stillness of your youth
      The world hath noted."
    • Stillness The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity. "Painting, then, was the art demanded by the modern intellect upon its emergence from the stillness of the Middle Ages."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If the entire population of the world were moved to Texas, it would still be less densely populated than New York City.
    • n stillness The state or character of being still. Rest; motionlessness; calmness: as, the stillness of the air or of the sea.
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Quotations

  • Gary Oldman
    Gary Oldman
    “We're given a code to live our lives by. We don't always follow it, but it's still there.”
  • Max Lerner
    Max%20Lerner
    “When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.”
  • John Adams
    John%20Adams
    “Thomas Jefferson -- still surv”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”
  • Mark Mccormack
    Mark Mccormack
    “All things being equal, people will do business with a friend; all things being unequal, people will still do business with a friend.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph%20Waldo%20Emerson
    “Our best history is still poetry.”

Idioms

A still tongue keeps a wise head - Wise people don't talk much.
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Still in the game - If someone is still in the game, they may be having troubles competing, but they are not yet finished and may come back.
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Still waters run deep - People use this idiom to imply that people who are quiet and don't try to attract attention are often more interesting than people who do try to get attention.
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Usage

In literature:

Still, as I did not see R.N.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still I feel sure that he is all that is honourable and noble.
"Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still their destination was unknown.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
He judged it wiser, therefore, to stay still, and see what would next happen.
"From Powder Monkey to Admiral" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still, neither he nor any one else felt inclined to go below; no one could tell what might happen.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still I dared not venture to let go.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Still I dared not move.
"Dick Onslow" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still she was afloat, and while she remained above water I still had hopes of saving more of her cargo.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Still, if I had gone away, she would, I think, have fretted still more.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
Now and then I stopped and shouted; still there was no reply.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
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In poetry:

How still,
How strangely still
The water is today,
It is not good
For water
To be so still that way.
"Sea Calm" by Langston Hughes
Still Death, that draws so near,
Is it hope you bring, or fear?
Is it only ease of breath,
Still Death?
"In Time of Sickness" by Robert Fuller Murray
'No. If he lives he loves me still
And still remembers me.
If he is dead — my joys are sunk
In utter misery.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
My God! O let me call Thee mine!
Weak wretched sinner though I be,
My trembling soul would fain be Thine,
My feeble faith still clings to Thee,
My feeble faith still clings to Thee.
"My God! O Let Me Call Thee Mine!" by Anne Bronte
But if she scorns my never-ceasing pain,
Then burst with sighing in her sight, and ne'er return again!
All that I sung still to her praise did tend;
Still she was first, still she my songs did end;
"Devotion" by Thomas Campion
The Father, who his vigil keeps
By the sad couch whence hope hath flown,
Watching the eye where reason sleeps,
Yet in his heart can mercy own,
Still sweetly yielding to the rod,
Still loving man, still thanking GOD; -
"Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

Julie remembers her mother giving her Tylenol ( acetaminophen ), and she still thinks of it as the safest pill for treating a headache or bringing down a fever.
But I can choose to still drive—my life and my lawn mower.
The town's Comprehensive Plan is still being reviewed.
Is it really "cooked," or is it still raw.
I'm still lamenting the loss of the Dixie Kitchen & Bait Shop in Hyde Park, but the other location - in Evanston - is still humming along.
I'm still collecting blueberry recipes every place I go, as this year's blueberry season is still going, at least for me.
She still managed to swim to shore, even with the cord still being tied to her ankles.
End of 3 and Cavs still up by 7, but it's still up in the air.
Jenna Birch from YourTango.com says chivalry is still alive and it's still important.
Neighbors of a 60-year-old South Kitsap woman, who was arrested Wednesday night for first degree animal cruelty, are still plagued by the smell of death due to a dead horse that still has not been removed from her property.
The eye of Hurricane Sandy is headed our way, though exact timing is still uncertain as the storm is still about 300 miles off the coast of South Carolina.
Stephen Stills recently made headlines by saying Crosby, Stills and Nash would never make another album, implying trouble between band mate David Crosby and producer Rick Rubin .
As of 9 am, with the Presidential inauguration scheduled for noon, the Supreme Court still hasn't still ruled on Bush v Kerry, otherwise known as the Consolidated Election Cases.
Michelle Le's family in Mira Mesa still believes that even after two months and police investigators ruling this a homicide that Michelle is still alive.
Still a few pains here and there and of course the rib is still limiting my twists and turns.
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In science:

Still, the better performance of the SAT solvers indicates there is still some structure to exploit.
Consistency and Random Constraint Satisfaction Models
Nevertheless an analog of the DKW inequality still applies to this process, and we still have the same behavior of the quantiles (see e.g., ).
Random Differential Privacy
However, there is still a gap between our lower bound the upper bound provided by the diameter, and thus it is still open whether small-world graphs are weakly hyperbolic or not hyperbolic.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
In summary, Theorem 1 of the case d ≥ 1 and 0 ≤ γ ≤ d still holds for grid without wrap-around, and Theorem 1 of all cases still holds for both variants of edge linking.
On the Hyperbolicity of Small-World and Tree-Like Random Graphs
Since Ca0 is a G-linear set, x ⊖ y ⊕ z is still in Ca0 and still in V ′′ .
Definable groups as homomorphic images of semilinear and field-definable groups
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