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Still, adv. 1) always, ever, constantly: “s. she entreats, . . . s. is he sullen, s. he lours and frets,” Ven. 73. Ven. 73 Ven. 73 “she will never rise, so he will kiss her s.” Ven. 73 Ven. 73 Ven. 73 “whose tushes never sheathed he whetteth s.” Ven. 73 “her anthem s. concludes in woe,” Ven. 73 Ven. 73 “knows no pity, but is s. severe,” Ven. 73 Ven. 73 “thy hasty spring s. blasts, and ne'er grows old,” Lucr. 49. “like s. pining Tantalus he sits,” Lucr. 49 “his naked armour of s. slaughtered lust,” Lucr. 49 “thou left'st me more than I did crave: for why I craved nothing of thee s.” Pilgr. 140. “the s. vexed Bermoothes,” Tp. I, 2, 229. “the s. closing waters,” III, 3, 64. “you'll s. be too forward,” Gent. II, 1, 11. love “is s. most precious in itself,” II, 6, 24. “a most unholy match, which heaven and fortune s. rewards with plagues,” IV, 3, 31. “did not I bid thee s. mark me and do as I do?” IV, 4, 39. “'tis the curse in love, and s. approved,” V, 4, 43. “as you trip, s. pinch him,” Wiv. V, 5, 96. “on whom it will, it will; on whom it will not, so; yet s. 'tis just,” Meas. I, 2, 127. “pardon is s. the nurse of second woe,” II, 1, 298. “a life whose very comfort is s. a dying horror,” II, 3, 42. “him thou labourest by thy flight to shun and yet runnest toward him s.” III, 1, 13. “his friends s. wrought reprieves for him,” IV, 2, 140. “measure s. for measure,” V, 416. “one so wise as you have s. appeared,” V, 416 “their business s. lies out o' door,” Err. II, 1, 11. “wilt thou s. talk?” IV, 4, 46. “s. did I tell him it was vile and bad,” V, 67. “I see we s. did meet each other's man,” V, 67 “the summer s. doth tend upon my state,” Mids. III, 1, 158. “if it stand as you yourself s. do, within the eye of honour,” Merch. I, 1, 136. the s. discordant wavering multitude, H4B Ind. Merch. I, 1, 136 which (peace) “she shall purchase with s. lasting war,” R3 IV, 4, 344. “this thy countenance, s. locked in steel, I never saw till now,” Troil. IV, 5, 195. “thou s. hast been the father of good news,” Hml. II, 2, 42. “nothing is at a like goodness s.” IV, 7, 117. “a s. soliciting eye,” Lr. I, 1, 234. “but s. the house-affairs would draw her hence,” Oth. I, 3, 147. “s. close as sure,” Cymb. I, 6, 139 etc. etc.
S. and anon == ever and anon: “s. and anon cheered up the heavy time,” John IV, 1, 47. Corrupted to s. an end: “a slave that s. an end turns me to shame,” Gent. IV, 4, 67.
2) to this time; even now; now no less than before: “to hearken if his foes pursue him s.” Ven. 699. “such seems your beauty s.” Sonn. 104, 3. “for s. 'tis beating in my mind,” Tp. I, 2, 176. “thy shape invisible retain thou s.” IV, 185. “and s. I see her beautiful,” Gent. II, 1, 73. “she holds them prisoners s.” II, 4, 92. “your old vice s.” III, 1, 283. “and youthful s.” Wiv. III, 1, 46. “I am s. attorneyed at your service,” Meas. V, 389 etc.
3) in future (no less than formerly); for ever: “thou dost survive, in that thy likeness s. is left alive,” Ven. 174. “as they last, their verdure s. endure,” Ven. 174 “let him keep his loathsome cabin s.” Ven. 174 “bids them s. consort with ugly night,” Ven. 174 “to give away yourself keeps yourself s.” Sonn. 16, 13. “hourly joys be s. upon you,” Tp. IV, 108. “let grief and sorrow s. embrace his heart that doth not wish you joy,” V, 214. “since thou lovest, love s. and thrive therein,” Gent. I, 1, 9. “if the fat knight shall be any further afflicted, we two will s. be the ministers,” Wiv. IV, 2, 234. “he would give't thee, from this rank offence, so to offend him s.” Meas. III, 1, 101. “I could find in my heart to stay here s. and turn witch,” Err. IV, 4, 160. “as I have ever found thee honest-true, so let me find thee s.” Merch. III, 4, 47. “whether I be as true begot or no, that s. I lay upon my mother's head,” John I, 76. “thou shalt be placed as viceroy under him, and s. enjoy thy regal dignity,” H6A V, 4, 132. “for France, 'tis ours; and we will keep it s.” H6B I, 1, 106 etc.
4) even after all that has happened or has been said; nevertheless, all the same: “if nothing but the very smell were left me, yet would my love to thee be s. as much,” Ven. 442. “they fright him, but he s. pursues his fear,” Lucr. 308. “though thou repent, yet I have s. the loss,” Sonn. 34, 10. “yet seemed it winter s.” 98, 13. “so you may continue and laugh at nothing s.” Tp. II, 1, 179. “give me thy favour s.” IV, 204. “this proves me s. a sheep,” Gent. I, 1, 82. “keep tune there s.” I, 2, 89. “thou shalt find me tractable to any honest reason: thou seest I am pacified s.” H4A III, 3, 196 (i. e. even without any honest reason. Some M. Edd. I am pacified. Still?). Gent. IV, 2, 15. Wiv. III, 4, 19. Meas. III, 2, 206. Err. II, 1, 110. LLL V, 2, 301. Mids. I, 1, 194. II, 2, 110. Cymb. II, 3, 97 etc.
5) Accompanying words denoting increase of degree, to imply a gradation beyond what would have seemed sufficient: to whom I wish long life, s. lengthened with all happiness, Lucr. Dedic. Cymb. II, 3, 97 “the guilt being great, the fear doth s. exceed,” Lucr. 229. Before comparatives: Lucr. 98. Sonn. 119, 10. Meas. V, 8 etc.
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