The words were too painful, and by the predatory stillness of the man across from her, she was terrified of what he'd do if she said it again.
If his sudden stillness wasn't a warning, his purr turned to a low, lethal growl.
The two remained that way, blanketed in the comforting stillness of the old house and one another's arms.
He'd reached to the main Jeep road from the faint trail to the Lucky Pup when a sound broke the stillness of dusk.
Katie took another step back, the stillness of his gaze unsettling.
His noncommittal response and stillness worried her more.
By the stillness of the body at her back, he was deciding her fate.
There was a stillness on the tree-lined lanes that whispered peace.
There was nothing at Ninth and Locust but a boarded-up storefront and a stillness like the day after the end of the world.
The black memories that made him wake up screaming at night, the fear he could still taste in moments of despair, were softened by the sense of stillness that settled into him.
Tendrils of coldness stretched from its home within her chest, testing her strength before subsiding into stillness once more.
The attackers reached her as she sat in stunned stillness at Taran's feet.
The success of procryptic coloration depends, however, very largely upon stillness, and the instinct to keep stationary without moving a limb is a marked characteristic of all spiders unless engaged in hunting or fleeing from imminent danger.
Withal there was no noise or confusion to mar the tranquillity of their intercourse; no one usurped more than his share of the conversation; the stillness of the place oppressed a stranger with a feeling of mysterious awe.
As a result convection currents are produced in the air which are sufficient to catch the basidiospores in their fall and carry them, away from the regions of comparative atmospheric stillness near the ground, to the upper air where more powerful air-currents can bring about their wide distribution.
But not a sound had broken the stillness since the strangers had arrived, except that of their own voices.
No deaf child who has earnestly tried to speak the words which he has never heard--to come out of the prison of silence, where no tone of love, no song of bird, no strain of music ever pierces the stillness--can forget the thrill of surprise, the joy of discovery which came over him when he uttered his first word.
I suppose you feel so, too, when you gaze up to the stars in the stillness of the night, do you not?...
Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in a revery, amidst the pines and hickories and sumachs, in undisturbed solitude and stillness, while the birds sing around or flitted noiseless through the house, until by the sun falling in at my west window, or the noise of some traveller's wagon on the distant highway, I was reminded of the lapse of time.
His white breast, the stillness of the air, and the smoothness of the water were all against him.
In the deathlike stillness only the tramp of horses was heard.
Outside, there was the same cold stillness and the same moon, but even brighter than before.
Toward midnight the voices began to subside, a cock crowed, the full moon began to show from behind the lime trees, a fresh white dewy mist began to rise, and stillness reigned over the village and the house.