verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of hush
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OTHER WORDS FROM hushhush·ed·ly [huhsh-id-lee, huhsht-lee], /ˈhʌʃ ɪd li, ˈhʌʃt li/, adverbhushful, adjectivehush·ful·ly, adverbun·hush·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hush
Keeping everything “hush-hush” for years was exhausting, and it was demoralizing to never open up about her personal life — particularly as an “open book” singer-songwriter who poured her real experiences into lyrics.
Switch to “Whisper” mode, and the Mach-E hushes its Hollywood effects.Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future|Dan Carney|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
Hawke is a genius at conjuring the hush of the auditorium, the thrill of live actors, the magical sense of a performance moving through time.Ethan Hawke turns his acting experience — and past infidelities — into brilliant fiction|Ron Charles|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
The hush-money-is-no-crime defenseTrump insisted it wasn’t a crime when his fixer arranged hush-money payments for two women during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Illegitimate concerns would include a company wanting to preempt negative PR or silence victims of discrimination and harassment with hush money.NDAs bear blame for some of the worst corporate cover-ups. How that should change|jakemeth|September 18, 2020|Fortune
The Church would “deal with the families in as limited way as possible, and pay them hush money.”
And they must just accept that after 20 years of trying to hush us and badmouth us.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Escorting is big business on the straight side too, only more of a hush-hush operation.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She hesitated to explain any further because, she said, “TLC has kind of told us to hush-hush.”
My mother took me to a live radio show in downtown Houston, and we had to be all hush as the skits were conducted.James Lee Burke Talks About His Fiction, History, and the American Dream|David Masciotra|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here there was a scuffling sound in the basket, and the Roc rapped on the cover with her hard beak, and cried, "Hush!"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
How still and calm the night was, the very stars were painted on the sky, the lights were low, there lay a hush upon the audience.
He caught his breath, he paused, then stepped within on tiptoe, and the hush of four thousand years closed after him.
He was taken up for dead; and Richelieu and the Cardinal conjured me to hush the affair.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Amid the hush that followed, the stranger picked himself slowly up, and sought to wipe the filth from his face and garments.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini