Roget category 2652. Words relating to space
› 2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.1. Motion in general
quiet, tranquility, calm — repose etc. 687 — peace — dead calm, anticyclone† — statue-like repose — silence etc. 203 — not a breath of air, not a mouse stirring — sleep etc. (inactivity) 683.
pause, lull etc. (cessation) 142 — stand still — standing still etc. v. — lock — dead lock, dead stop, dead stand — full stop — fix — embargo.
resting place — gite [Fr.] — bivouac — home etc. (abode) 189 — pillow etc. (support) 215 — haven etc. (refuge) 666 — goal etc. (arrival) 292.
lie still —
hold the breath.
remain, stay — stand, lie to, ride at anchor, remain in situ, tarry, mark time — bring to, heave to, lay to — pull up, draw up — hold, halt — stop, stop short — rest, pause, anchor — cast to an anchor, come to an anchor — rest on one's oars — repose on one's laurels, take breath — stop etc. (discontinue) 142.
stagnate — quieta non movere [Lat.] — let alone — abide, rest and be thankful — keep within doors, stay at home, go to bed.
dwell etc. (be present) 186 — settle etc. (be located) 184 — alight etc. (arrive) 292 — stick, stick fast — stand like a post — not stir a peg, not stir a step — be at a stand etc. n.. quell, becalm, hush, stay, lull to sleep, lay an embargo on.
at rest at a stand,
at a standstill,
at anchor —
still as a statue,
still as a post,
still as a mouse,
still as death —
at a stand
tout court —
at the halt.
sabr karo! †.
requiescat in pace [Lat.] —
Deus nobis haec otia fecit [Lat.]
the noonday quiet holds the hill"
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