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.
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