Example sentences for: stilled

How can you use “stilled” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • With these ideals in place, we have to recognize that the guns of war had stilled very few of our fundamental social conflicts.

  • Whether that sign stilled his heart with calming thoughts of home (where the Forward was read in Yiddish by his house-painter father and dressmaker mother) or whether it momentarily halted the reach of his escaping imagination is not explained.

  • At night underground I imagine him nearby somewhere, long limbs caught quickfrozen in a runner's pose, fingers reaching, hard as marble-- I am poured out, O Lord, poured out like water --all night I dream him in that posture of longing, held and stilled beneath the motion and the industry, the unimaginable weight of our living world.

  • A wall panel explains that a film of milk covers the top of the marble, so that a "living substance" (milk) has been "stilled," thus "embodying the quintessential definition of the still life."

  • "Only the electric sign of the Jewish Daily Forward , burning high over the tenements of the East Side," he writes, "suddenly stilled the riot in my heart."

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