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Definition of "stillness" []

  • The state or an instance of being quiet or calm: "The stillness that permeates the valleys is visual as well as acoustical” ( Barry Lopez). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stillness" in a sentence
  • "The men were still exquisite, postured with their arms draped over their heads in stillness or lunging and leaping in wild fits as the Tchaikovsky score crescendoed."
  • "Alert stillness is needed, as the harvest comes to fruition, and to become aware of God's created beauty, the majesty, the sacredness of nature, as He saw fit to create with His hands."
  • "Is there a fundamental discrepancy between the ideals of Daoismlike being rooted in stillness and emptinessand the characteristics needed for political leadership?"