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noun as in silence

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He eased into his favorite recliner, pistol in hand, and sat for a long moment in the stillness of the empty house.

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.

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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.

The scenery is very impressive, but the stillness and the quiet — that is what stayed with me.

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.

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.

At length, a low cry of pain broke the stillness that prevailed, and uttering it, the boy awoke.

She had no idea of the time, but because of the stillness of the surrounding streets she knew that it must be very late.

They had no power of attention even to a story, and the stillness was irksome to such wild colts.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stillness, such as: calmness, hush, serenity, tranquility, calm, and inaction.

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