Still Still, adv. [AS. stille quietly. See {Still}, a. The modern senses come from the idea of stopping and staying still, or motionless.] 1. To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet. [1913 Webster]

It hath been anciently reported, and is still received. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. In the future as now and before. [1913 Webster]

Hourly joys be still upon you! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly. [1913 Webster]

The desire of fame betrays an ambitious man into indecencies that lessen his reputation; he is still afraid lest any of his actions should be thrown away in private. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Chemists would be rich if they could still do in great quantities what they have sometimes done in little. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

4. In an increasing or additional degree; even more; -- much used with comparatives. [1913 Webster]

The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; -- sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of {But}. [1913 Webster]

As sunshine, broken in the rill, Though turned astray, is sunshine still. --Moore. [1913 Webster]

6. After that; after what is stated. [1913 Webster]

In the primitive church, such as by fear being compelled to sacrifice to strange gods, after repented, and kept still the office of preaching the gospel. --Whitgift. [1913 Webster]

{Still and anon}, at intervals and repeatedly; continually; ever and anon; now and then. [1913 Webster]

And like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and anon cheered up the heavy time. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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