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Stiller

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stiller One who stills, or quiets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stiller One who or that which stills or quiets.
    • n stiller A wooden disk laid on the liquid in a full pail to prevent splashing.
    • n stiller A distiller.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Stiller one who stills or quiets
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stille, firm; Dut. stil, Ger. still.

Usage

In literature:

He, however, sailed in more southern latitudes, where it may be stiller.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
Faith sat stiller even than usual; her eyes downcast, her words few.
"Curious, if True" by Elizabeth Gaskell
The greater the danger, the stiller to sit!
"Bird Stories" by Edith M. Patch
A shiver passed through Virginia and left her stiller and graver than before.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
And stiller and stiller!
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
I was born here you see, and," she added in a stiller voice, "my mother died here.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
Once or twice he gave a signal of alarm, and we all crouched down as still as mice, Pop stiller than any of us.
"Harper's Young People, March 2, 1880" by Various
In reality the old man was Odin or Hnikar, the wave-stiller, but Sigurd did not suspect his identity.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
Stiller and stiller grew the hall, and Billy had a dim notion that it was beginning to turn around.
"Harper's Young People, April 13, 1880" by Various
And in faith we can bring it stiller nearer to our hearts.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
Stiller, for three days together, than I've ever been in my life.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
Nothing could seem stiller, more fast asleep, than Les Chouettes in the approaching noon of that hot September day.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
The stiller he is the better we like it.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
Nan grew paler and stiller every day.
"Name and Fame" by Adeline Sergeant
Death is not thinner, paler, stiller.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
Suddenly she started and then lay stiller than before.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
Rolanda warf sich ihr in die Arme und kuesste ihre Haende und versprach, so sanft zu werden, so sanft, wie ein grosser, stiller See!
"Aus meinem Königreich" by Carmen Sylva
She sat stiller even as Willy rode in and called halloo to the house, while his mother and Molly, and even Celeste, came out.
"The House of Fulfilment" by George Madden Martin
Then he laid stiller, and didn't make a sound.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain
Finally, I began to feel the cold, and the earth grew stiller and more peaceful.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
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In poetry:

Or when, as winds and waters keep
A hush more dead than any sleep,
Still morns to stiller evenings creep,
And Day and Night and Day go by;
Here the silence is most deep.
"The Ruined Chapel" by William Allingham
Though itself unconscious yet.
Downward steals it,'mongst the flowers
Seeking deeper, stiller bowers,
'Mongst the foliage, 'neath the rock;
Thou'lt be deafened by the shock!
"From Faust - Second Part - I." by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In the corridors under there is nothing but sleep.
And stiller than ever on orchard boughs they keep
Tryst with the moon, and deep is the silence, deep
On moon-washed apples of wonder.
"Moonlit Apples" by John Drinkwater
The half-heard bleat of sheep comes from the hill,
Faint sounds of childish play are in the air.
The river murmurs past. All else is still.
The very graves seem stiller than they were.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
I bowed in awe, and I listened --
The deeps of my soul were stirred,
But deepest of all was the meaning
Of the far-off music I heard,
And yet it was stiller than silence,
Its notes were the "Dream of a Word".
"What? (To Ethel)" by Abram Joseph Ryan
He'd come, sometimes--on Sund'ys most--and stay the Sund'y out;
And on Thanksgivin'-Day he 'peared to like to be about:
But a change was workin' on him--he was stiller than before,
And did n't joke, ner laugh, ner sing and whistle any more.
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

For Ben Stiller 's house at the time, Alesch and Standef.
Stiller 's Tower Heist didn't provide costar Eddie Murphy with the kind of comeback he was hoping for but it won't hurt Stiller 's career.
Stiller 's highest-grossing films are his family movies like the Madagascar series and Night at the Musuem.
Watch Ben Stiller on TV.
Talk about Ben Stiller .
Ben Stiller Executive-Producing Comedy for ABC.
Content Tagged 'Ben Stiller '.
Stiller honored for career.
Stars came out to celebrate Ben Stiller and his contribution to the film industry at the 26th American Cinematheque Awards.
Stiller volunteers at NYC shelter.
Could Lady Gaga be starring in 'Zoolander 2' alongside Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
Uncategorized Tags: ben stiller, lady gaga.
'Greenberg' might just be Ben Stiller 's finest work.
Special Olympics calls for boycott of Ben Stiller 's new movie.
Two conversations, first with Ben Stiller and then with comic Tig Notaro.
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In science:

The city of Ulm had commissioned a special opera, Einstein, die Spuren des Lichts (Einstein and the traces of light) from Dirk D’Ase, the Composer in Residence in Vienna for this occasion, with libretto by Joachim Stiller.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
From an analytic viewpoint, S has been studied by Stiller in .
An interesting elliptic surface over an elliptic curve
Baumann and Stiller [BS08] in 2008 considered the price of anarchy in the symmetric connections model.
The Price of Anarchy for Network Formation in an Adversary Model
Stiller, “Differential equations associated with elliptic surfaces,” Journal Math.
The Geometry and Arithmetic of Elliptic Surfaces
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