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adverb British English pronunciation: still /stɪl/
  1. 1
    used for saying that a situation continues to exist up to and including a particular time, especially when this seems surprising

    We were still cleaning the house when the guests started to arrive.

    Her hair was still damp from her walk in the rain.

    The car's doors were locked, but the motor was still running.

    Is Terry still in college?

    1. a.
      used for emphasizing that a particular situation has not completely ended or changed

      If we have to, we can still request assistance from other authorities.

    See also  yet
  2. 2
    used for saying that something remains true despite what you have just said or done

    We knew we wouldn't win the game, but it was still exciting!

    This is a short novel, but it is still too long.

    I hadn't seen him for 25 years. Still, I recognized him immediately when I saw him.

  3. 3
    used for emphasizing that although something is big, good, bad etc, something else is even bigger, better, worse etc
    still bigger/better/worse/more interesting etc:

    The freezing cold weather made our task still more difficult.

    It would be nice to see Audrey again, and it would be still nicer if she could bring the children.

    worse/better/larger etc still:

    Greg's medical expenses are a massive drain and, worse still, he may lose his job.

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