verb (used with object), si·lenced, si·lenc·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM silenceo·ver·si·lence, nounun·si·lenced, adjective
Words nearby silence
Example sentences from the Web for silence
The silence observed at the GOP convention is familiar to those of us who contended for years with Republican parents and relatives.
In 2014, NSO had been bought for around $100 million by the American private equity firm Francisco Partners, which had a strict no-press policy that Hulio says led to a harmful culture of silence.The man who built a spyware empire says it’s time to come out of the shadows|Bobbie Johnson|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Last week, I wrote about young activists in North County motivated to protest not only George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis but their own communities’ history of silence on racial justice issues and police brutality.North County Report: An Activist on His Agenda for North County and Beyond|Kayla Jimenez|June 24, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Just by having that realm of silence and the room to think, that’s when the ideas appear.Before working on spacecraft, this engineer overcame self-doubt|Carolyn Wilke|April 7, 2020|Science News For Students
Felix explained to PEOPLE that she was first inspired to share her story after two of her former Nike teammates, Olympic runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher, broke their silence on the brand’s treatment of their pregnant female athletes.
They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.
If so, he has his silence -- on top of poor judgment -- to blame.
Jay is hard to empathize with and his silence suggests that, yeah, something is up.The Deal With Serial’s Jay? He’s Pissed Off, Mucks Up Our Timeline|Emily Shire|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Do not use complaints, courts and lawyers to beat and to silence the enemy,” the NOA activists wrote.
The families announced along with it that they had entered a “phase of silence” surrounding the details of the new deal.
The hum of earnest or glad voices here contrasted strongly with silence and meditation there.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Janet's silence impressed Hilda: it was not merely strange--it was formidable: it affected the whole day.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
When he had finished, she took them from his hand, and turning them round in agitated silence, examined their seals and writing.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Of silence before them that salute thee: of looking upon a harlot: and of turning away thy face from thy kinsman.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
There was a deep silence throughout the whole bivouac; some were sleeping, and those who watched were in no humour for idle chat.