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Still, adj. 1) silent; calm and quiet; motionless (three different significations, but mostly combined in one or another manner): “pure thoughts are dead and s.” Lucr. 167. “deeper sin than bottomless conceit can comprehend in s. imagination,” Lucr. 167 “s. swine eat all the draff,” Wiv. IV, 2, 109 (Ray's Proverbs: the still sow eats up all the draught). “at s. midnight,” IV, 4, 30. “how s. the evening is,” Ado II, 3, 40. “s. and contemplative in living art,” LLL I, 1, 14. “the heart's s. rhetoric,” II, 229. “as ever s. sleep mocked death,” Wint. V, 3, 20. “in the calmest and most --est night,” H4B III, 1, 28. “as dead midnight s.” H5 III Chor. H5 III Chor. “the air is s.” I, 1, 48. “s. and motionless,” IV, 2, 50. H6A V, 4, 174. H6B V, 2, 29. R3 IV, 4, 18 (Ff s. and mute, Qq mute and dumb). R3 IV, 4, 18. III, 2, 380. Troil. I, 3, 200. IV, 4, 92. Cor. III, 2, 11. IV, 6, 37. Tit. III, 1, 264. III, 2, 14. Rom. I, 1, 187 “(s. waking sleep).” Caes. I, 2, 14. Hml. III, 4, 214. Oth. I, 3, 95. V, 2, 94. Ant. II, 6, 131. IV, 11, 1. IV, 15, 28. Cymb. V, 4, 69 (--er). be s., imperatively, == be silent: LLL I, 2, 188. H4A III, 1, 244. H6B I, 1, 248. III, 1, 304. III, 2, 207. H6C II, 2, 122. Oth. V, 2, 46. == be pacified, be contented: Caes. V, 5, 50. “to lie s.:” John IV, 1, 50. H4A III, 1, 238. H4B IV, 5, 212. Caes. IV, 3, 201. Ant. I, 2, 114. V, 2, 299. Cymb. II, 3, 70. “to sit s.:” Tp. I, 2, 170. Cor. IV, 6, 37. “to stand s.:” Sonn. 104, 11. As III, 2, 329. Wint. V, 3, 95. H4B IV, 2, 98. H6C II, 3, 30. R3 IV, 4, 445. Hml. II, 2, 506. “to stay s.” As III, 2, 348. my tongue-tied Muse in manners hold her s. (== is silent) Sonn. 85, 1. “hold you s.” Err. III, 2, 69. “I cannot, nor I will not, hold me s.” IV, 2, 17.
2) continual, constant (?): “s. use of grief makes wild grief tame,” R3 IV, 4, 229. “I of these will wrest an alphabet and by s. practice learn to know thy meaning,” Tit. III, 2, 45 (or == silent, calm, patient?).
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