Stillness
Stillness Still"ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being still; quietness; silence; calmness; inactivity. [1913 Webster]

Painting, then, was the art demanded by the modern intellect upon its emergence from the stillness of the Middle Ages. --J. A. Symonds. [1913 Webster]

2. Habitual silence or quiet; taciturnity. [1913 Webster]

The gravity and stillness of your youth The world hath noted. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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