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Quietly and with little movement.‘the birds rested stilly’
silently, in silence, noiselessly, soundlessly, inaudiblyView synonyms
- ‘They wait there, standing stilly even as the bus slows and tries to stop close to that spot, where a brake squeals mightily.’
- ‘The waters work, and Jefferson is exalted stilly in his place.’
- ‘The figure lay very stilly on his bed, the sheets rumpled and wet with his sweat.’
Still and quiet.‘the stilly night’
quiet, silent, hushed, soundless, noiseless, undisturbed, sound-freeView synonyms
- ‘In the dusk we walked out onto a little bridge to watch birds, and in the stilly evening, out over the lake an alpen horn began to play.’
- ‘It was a stilly pitch-dark morning; neither moon nor star nor light from house or electricity pole was to be seen.’
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