verb (used with object), si·lenced, si·lenc·ing.
Examples from the Web for silenced
When I think of the many rape victims who never come forward, who have been silenced in the same fashion, I am saddened.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bowman did not immediately report to the police because she felt as though she would be re-victimized and silenced.
The assault on Clinton backfired, but it silenced her for much of the fall campaign.
Last month, the Kremlin silenced many of the last remaining critical news outlets in the country.
“Impossible,” began the other, but was silenced by a sort of bark from Mr. Wilde.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Hillary is inclined to talk—" began Lucas, but was silenced by a ferocious stamp of Frank's boot.The Prodigal Father|J. Storer Clouston
The empire did not encourage literature, it silenced philosophy, and oppressed the talent that did not glorify itself.The Women of the French Salons|Amelia Gere Mason
Water could only have silenced the guns for five minutes, he said.With the Allies to Pekin|George Alfred Henty
Lady Arthur is silenced, for she has not the slightest idea what a monologist is.A House-Party|Ouida
What is it, this indistinct knocking, this voice, which though it can be stilled can never be silenced?The Potter and the Clay|Arthur F. Winnington Ingram