"Don't humiliate him," Wilson says, wincing, as stiller cluelessly puts it on the pooch's head.
Blue Leaves also attracted stiller with its prescience about our society's obsession with fame.
"There's a humor and a sadness when you see people who have a distorted image of themselves in the world," stiller says.
"It's a great American play," stiller says, eating a bowl of oatmeal during a rehearsal break on a recent morning.
stiller doesn't seem to know quite what to make of this, but he's perfectly gracious.
The young man with the beautiful brown curls, and dissipated, disgraced, and hidden face was not stiller than the rest.
Well, I set there, an' I tried to keep stiller an' stiller, like everything else.
Suddenly she felt very small and young, and the pretty rooms were stiller than the rooms at home somehow.
A solitude could not have been stiller than that group of straining men.
There's a reef just ahead; when we strike try to cross it into the stiller water.
Old English stille "motionless, stationary," from West Germanic *steljaz (cf. Old Frisian, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stille, Dutch stil, Old High German stilli, German still), from root *stel- "fixed, not moving, standing" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "quiet, silent" emerged in later Old English. Euphemistic for "dead" in stillborn, etc. Still small voice is from KJV:
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. [1 Kings 19:11-13]
"distilling apparatus," 1530s, from Middle English stillen "to distill" (c.1300), a variant of distillen (see distill).
"quietness, the silent part," c.1600 (in still of the night), from still (adj.). Meaning "ordinary photo" (as distinguished from a motion picture) is attested from 1916.
"to calm," Old English stillan, from stille "at rest" (see still (adj.)). Cognate with Old Saxon stillian, Old Norse stilla, Dutch, Old High German, German stillen. Related: Stilled; stilling.
"even now, even then, yet" (e.g. still standing there), 1530s, from still (adj.) in the sense "without change or cessation, continual" (c.1300); the sense of "even, yet" (e.g. still more) is from 1730. Used as a conjunction from 1722.