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stillness

[stil-nis] /ˈstɪl nɪs/
noun
1.
silence; quiet; hush.
2.
the absence of motion.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English stilnesse, Old English stilnes. See still1, -ness
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  • At the same time the artists were evolving performances based on stillness, silence and endurance.
  • Experience the night sky, the stillness of the desert and the overwhelming silence.
  • Until it is measured, the virus should exist in a superposition of motion and stillness.
  • Because there isn't film running through the camera, you get an even more pronounced stillness.
  • But it reinvented itself by dismissing the order, formality and stillness of the old stores.
  • Then the stillness, the absolute zero, of a creature that sensed it was being hunted.
  • There are beautiful images to be made in heat and cold, stillness and storm.
  • What appealed to me was the stillness of the water and its pristine untouched beauty.
  • The heaviness of the atmosphere and an unwonted stillness benumbed my senses.
  • One of them would scream, tearing through the stillness.
Word Origin and History for stillness
n.

Old English stilnes; see still (adj.) + -ness.

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