In my small way, I want to honor you by writing about breaking the silence.
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
Instead they often sink in silence, bodies and all, to the bottom of the sea.
silence was clearly the preferred strategy of Republican candidates up and down the ballot.
Either way, after a whole weekend of silence, royal watchers and gossipers have been left in the dark about the details.
There was a moment's silence between the two in the kitchen, but the spell was broken.
There was a moment's silence during which the three stared at the Elephant.
For a moment there was silence, for the joke had taken a tragic turn.
Oscar stared and chewed his cigar and Jim smoked in silence for a moment.
But now its stroke crashed upon the silence like a tolling bell.
c.1200, "muteness, state of being silent," from Old French silence "state of being silent; absence of sound," from Latin silentium "a being silent," from silens, present participle of silere "be quiet or still," of unknown origin. Meaning "absence of sound" in English is from late 14c.
1560s, intransitive, "become still or silent;" 1590s, transitive, "make silent," from silence (n.). Related: Silenced; silencing.