: very still : motionless
stood stock-still

Examples of stock-still in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the house remains stock-still, like a showroom in a department store. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 29 June 2024 In the new study, three participants laid stock-still in an fMRI scanner for 15 sessions that totaled to 16 hours. Allison Parshall, Scientific American, 1 May 2023 Lit up in late evening sunlight, the warm rainbow of fall colors looked even more magical, and as the clouds turned a brilliant shade of tangerine, two dozen other hikers sauntered out of the woods and stood stock-still, taking it all in. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 1 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stock-still was in the 15th century

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“Stock-still.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stock-still. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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: very still : motionless
stood stock-still
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