verb (used with object), si·lenced, si·lenc·ing.
Related formso·ver·si·lence, nounun·si·lenced, adjective
Examples from the Web for 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.
These are men who now have wives and children, and their silence so many years later shows how morally bankrupt they remain.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We set out in silence, and having descended a steep path, we stopped at the water's edge and crossed swords.Marie|Alexander Pushkin
There was silence then for a few moments before he spoke again.By Birth a Lady|George Manville Fenn
No one inquires who the man is who is at his side, and each pursues in silence his own researches.Three Years in Europe|William Wells Brown
How absurd would it be then to argue against the existence of customs or facts, from the silence of such scanty records as these!Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3)|Thomas Percy
Jarwin walked aft and stood near the lee gangway contemplating the island in silence for some time.Jarwin and Cuffy|R.M. Ballantyne