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Ever vs. Still

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Everadverb

Always, frequently, forever.

‘It was ever thus.’;

Stilladjective

Not moving; calm.

‘Still waters run deep.’;

Everadverb

At any time.

‘If that ever happens, we’re in deep trouble’; ‘He's back and better than ever.’;

Stilladjective

Not effervescing; not sparkling.

‘still water; still wines’;

Everadverb

In any way.

‘How can I ever get there in time?’;

Stilladjective

Uttering no sound; silent.

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Everadverb

(informal) As intensifier following an interrogative word.

‘Was I ever glad to see you!’; ‘Did I ever!’;

Stilladjective

(not comparable) Having the same stated quality continuously from a past time

Everadjective

(epidemiology) Occurring at any time, occurring even but once during a timespan.

Stilladjective

Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low.

Everdeterminer

form of Shortening|every

Stilladjective

(obsolete) Constant; continual.

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Everadverb

At any time; at any period or point of time.

‘No man ever yet hated his own flesh.’;

Stilladverb

Without motion.

‘They stood still until the guard was out of sight.’;

Everadverb

At all times; through all time; always; forever.

‘He shall ever love, and always beThe subject of by scorn and cruelty.’;

Stilladverb

(aspect) Up to a time, as in the preceding time.

‘Is it still raining?’; ‘It was still raining five minutes ago.’; ‘We've seen most of the sights, but we are still to visit the museum.’;

Everadverb

Without cessation; continually.

‘To produce as much as ever they can.’; ‘And all the question (wrangle e'er so long),Is only this, if God has placed him wrong.’; ‘You spend ever so much money in entertaining your equals and betters.’; ‘She [Fortune] soon wheeled away, with scornful laughter, out of sight for ever and day.’; ‘Would I had met my dearest foe in heavenOr ever I had seen that day, Horatio!’;

Stilladverb

(degree) To an even greater degree. Used to modify comparative adjectives or adverbs.

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Everadverb

at any time;

‘did you ever smoke?’; ‘the best con man of all time’;

Stilladverb

(conjunctive) Nevertheless.

‘I’m not hungry, but I’ll still manage to find room for dessert.’; ‘Yeah, but still...’;

Everadverb

at all times; all the time and on every occasion;

‘I will always be there to help you’; ‘always arrives on time’; ‘there is always some pollution in the air’; ‘ever hoping to strike it rich’; ‘ever busy’;

Stilladverb

Always; invariably; constantly; continuously.

Everadverb

(intensifier for adjectives) very;

‘she was ever so friendly’;

Stilladverb

(extensive) Even, yet.

‘Some dogs howl, more yelp, still more bark.’;

Everadverb

at any time

‘don't you ever regret giving up all that money?’; ‘nothing ever seemed to ruffle her’;

Stillnoun

A period of calm or silence.

‘the still of the night’;

Everadverb

used in comparisons for emphasis

‘they felt better than ever before’; ‘our biggest ever range’;

Stillnoun

(photography) A photograph, as opposed to movie footage.

Everadverb

at all times; always

‘caravan holidays remain as popular as ever’; ‘ever the man of action, he was impatient with intellectuals’; ‘they lived happily ever after’; ‘he toyed with his ever-present cigar’;

Stillnoun

(slang) A resident of the Falkland Islands.

Everadverb

increasingly; constantly

‘having to borrow ever larger sums’;

Stillnoun

A steep hill or ascent.

Everadverb

used for emphasis in questions expressing astonishment or outrage

‘why ever did you do it?’; ‘who ever heard of a grown man being frightened of the dark?’;

Stillnoun

a device for distilling liquids.

Stillnoun

(catering) a large water boiler used to make tea and coffee.

Stillnoun

(catering) the area in a restaurant used to make tea and coffee, separate from the main kitchen.

Stillnoun

A building where liquors are distilled; a distillery.

Stillverb

to calm down, to quiet

‘to still the raging sea’;

Stillverb

(obsolete) To trickle, drip.

Stillverb

To cause to fall by drops.

Stillverb

To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.

Stilladjective

Motionless; at rest; quiet; as, to stand still; to lie or sit still.

Stilladjective

Uttering no sound; silent; as, the audience is still; the animals are still.

‘The sea that roared at thy command,At thy command was still.’;

Stilladjective

Not disturbed by noise or agitation; quiet; calm; as, a still evening; a still atmosphere.

Stilladjective

Comparatively quiet or silent; soft; gentle; low.

Stilladjective

Constant; continual.

‘By still practice learn to know thy meaning.’;

Stilladjective

Not effervescing; not sparkling; as, still wines.

Stillnoun

Freedom from noise; calm; silence; as, the still of midnight.

Stillnoun

A steep hill or ascent.

Stillnoun

A vessel, boiler, or copper used in the distillation of liquids; specifically, one used for the distillation of alcoholic liquors; a retort. The name is sometimes applied to the whole apparatus used in in vaporization and condensation.

Stillnoun

A house where liquors are distilled; a distillery.

Stilladverb

To this time; until and during the time now present; now no less than before; yet.

‘It hath been anciently reported, and is still received.’;

Stilladverb

In the future as now and before.

‘Hourly joys be still upon you!’;

Stilladverb

In continuation by successive or repeated acts; always; ever; constantly; uniformly.

‘The desire of fame betrays an ambitious man into indecencies that lessen his reputation; he is still afraid lest any of his actions should be thrown away in private.’; ‘Chemists would be rich if they could still do in great quantities what they have sometimes done in little.’;

Stilladverb

In an increasing or additional degree; even more; - much used with comparatives.

‘The guilt being great, the fear doth still exceed.’;

Stilladverb

Notwithstanding what has been said or done; in spite of what has occured; nevertheless; - sometimes used as a conjunction. See Synonym of But.

‘As sunshine, broken in the rill,Though turned astray, is sunshine still.’;

Stilladverb

After that; after what is stated.

‘In the primitive church, such as by fear being compelled to sacrifice to strange gods, after repented, and kept still the office of preaching the gospel.’; ‘And like the watchful minutes to the hour,Still and anon cheered up the heavy time.’;

Stillverb

To stop, as motion or agitation; to cause to become quiet, or comparatively quiet; to check the agitation of; as, to still the raging sea.

‘He having a full sway over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it.’;

Stillverb

To stop, as noise; to silence.

‘With his name the mothers still their babies.’;

Stillverb

To appease; to calm; to quiet, as tumult, agitation, or excitement; as, to still the passions.

‘Toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.’;

Stillverb

To cause to fall by drops.

Stillverb

To expel spirit from by heat, or to evaporate and condense in a refrigeratory; to distill.

Stillverb

To drop, or flow in drops; to distill.

Stillnoun

a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes);

‘he wanted some stills for a magazine ad’;

Stillnoun

(poetic) tranquil silence;

‘the still of the night’;

Stillnoun

an apparatus used for the distillation of liquids; consists of a vessel in which a substance is vaporized by heat and a condenser where the vapor is condensed

Stillnoun

a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation

Stillverb

make calm or still;

‘quiet the dragons of worry and fear’;

Stillverb

cause to be quiet or not talk;

‘Please silence the children in the church!’;

Stillverb

lessen the intensity of or calm;

‘The news eased my conscience’; ‘still the fears’;

Stillverb

make motionless

Stilladjective

not in physical motion;

‘the inertia of an object at rest’;

Stilladjective

marked by absence of sound;

‘a silent house’; ‘soundless footsteps on the grass’; ‘the night was still’;

Stilladjective

free from disturbance;

‘a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay’; ‘the quiet waters of a lagoon’; ‘a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky’; ‘a smooth channel crossing’; ‘scarcely a ripple on the still water’; ‘unruffled water’;

Stilladjective

used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion;

‘a still photograph’; ‘Cezanne's still life of apples’;

Stilladjective

not sparkling;

‘a still wine’; ‘still mineral water’;

Stilladjective

free from noticeable current;

‘a still pond’; ‘still waters run deep’;

Stilladverb

with reference to action or condition; without change, interruption, or cessation;

‘it's still warm outside’; ‘will you still love me when we're old and grey?’;

Stilladverb

despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession);

‘although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it’; ‘while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed’; ‘he was a stern yet fair master’; ‘granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go’;

Stilladverb

to a greater degree or extent; used with comparisons;

‘looked sick and felt even worse’; ‘an even (or still) more interesting problem’; ‘still another problem must be solved’; ‘a yet sadder tale’;

Stilladverb

without moving or making a sound;

‘he sat still as a statue’; ‘time stood still’; ‘they waited stock-still outside the door’; ‘he couldn't hold still any longer’;

Stilladjective

not moving or making a sound

‘the still body of the young man’; ‘the sheriff commanded him to stand still and drop the gun’; ‘she sat very still, her eyes closed’; ‘he lay still, unable to move’;

Stilladjective

(of air, water, or the weather) undisturbed by wind, sound, or current; calm and tranquil

‘her voice carried on the still air’; ‘a still autumn day’;

Stilladjective

(of a drink) not effervescent.

Stillnoun

deep silence and calm; stillness

‘the still of the night’;

Stillnoun

an ordinary static photograph as opposed to a motion picture, especially a single shot from a cinema film

‘stills photography’; ‘film stills’;

Stillnoun

an apparatus for distilling alcoholic drinks such as whisky.

Stilladverb

up to and including the present or the time mentioned; even now (or then) as formerly

‘he still lives with his mother’; ‘it was still raining’;

Stilladverb

referring to something that will or may happen in the future

‘we could still win’;

Stilladverb

nevertheless; all the same

‘I'm afraid he's crazy. Still, he's harmless’;

Stilladverb

even (used with comparatives for emphasis)

‘Hank, already sweltering, began to sweat still more profusely’; ‘write, or better still, type, captions for the pictures’;

Stillverb

make or become still; quieten

‘she raised her hand, stilling Erica's protests’; ‘the din in the hall stilled’;

Still

A still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor. A still uses the same concepts as a basic distillation apparatus, but on a much larger scale.

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