Definitions of Stilling

  1. A stillion.
  2. A stand for casks.

Usage examples for Stilling

  1. He felt the blood flowing vigorously along the limbs again, and stilling has brain, sweeping away his sickness, soothing him. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  2. The blood that had rushed hotly, madly through his veins but an instant before was cold and sluggish now, as though some icy tourniquet were at work upon his heart, stilling its action. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  3. There is something so stilling in the far placidity of the high stars- in the sweet sharpness of the night winds. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  4. Meeting a dam, it turns the other cheek; in other words it patiently retires into its higher channels and fountains, filling and stilling the little babbling brooks by its backward impulse, contented to be a pond when it cannot be a river. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  5. Around and around they tore, mingling and warring, but stilling in the end to follow the only course- self- denial. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  6. Or if strew'd When with the morning dew'd Or stilling, Or howe to sense expos'd All which in her inclos'd, Ech place with sweetnes filling. – Minor Poems of Michael Drayton by Michael Drayton
  7. He stood for a moment, stilling the heart that leaped at her bright looks and the gladness of her innocent laugh; and then recovering himself, he walked slowly, and with a certain consciousness of the effect of his own singularly handsome person, towards the party. – Paul Clifford, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. Tears came with the sobs, and strength to the arms that held the stallion's head; strength that surged through his entire body, stilling those nerves, throttling the crying of his throat. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  9. Her mother picked her up, and after stilling Beth's laughter, and her crying, washed her, and put her in the hammock, all in so short a time that only a yellow stain on the grass showed that a tragedy had happened. – What Two Children Did by Charlotte E. Chittenden
  10. Until numbness washed over him, stilling his sense. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  11. I even prefer that of Jung- Stilling and Kerner- but at all events one thing is certain, the facts are there; only ignorance, stupidity, and obstinacy can deny them. – Sidonia The Sorceress V1 by William Mienhold
  12. He employed himself now in stilling the dog. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  13. Stormy winds, his word fulfilling, Beat without, but cannot harm, For the Master's voice is stilling Storm and tempest to a calm. – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  14. He might, had he so pleased, have put in his claim for loving notice, on the ground of presence of mind in stilling the plunging horse,- presence of mind, which commonly contributes more to success and deliverance in an emergency than impulsive and impetuous courage; but he was not one to assert himself, and the coachman and stable- boy, who knew the part he had taken, were not present to speak a word for him. – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  15. It was near midnight, and the sounds of the place were stilling, the crickets chirping in the grass. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. And when they reached the tarn,- a magical shadowed mirror of brown and purple water,- they sat for long beside it, while the evening faded, and a breathless quiet came across the hills, stilling all their voices, even, one might have fancied, the voice of the hurrying stream itself. – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward