verb (used with object), si·lenced, si·lenc·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for silence
Before the final push up Shafer Canyon, I ride ahead, into a silence broken only by the whoosh of a raven overhead.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
To be clear, Bronzaft is not advocating for silence or anything close to it.
Met with silence, Raskin concluded, “Okay, I take it the answer is no.”
Barrett was very careful, of course, to say that her silence on Roe was not a sign that she thought it should be overruled.What We’ve Managed To Learn About How Amy Coney Barrett Would Rule On Abortion And The Election|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|October 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
There was silence because the doctor looked like they were in shock.
The final question we should ask: are they pursuing justice and the rule of law, or merely silencing those who embarrass them?Sentencing Looms for Barrett Brown, Advocate for “Anonymous”|Kevin M. Gallagher|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When it was his turn to speak, Ostronic warned that Kimberlin was trying to “enlist” the jury in a silencing of free speech.
When the warrior runs into the Stark soldiers, she disposes of them with extreme prejudice, silencing the chatty Jaime.
The story of Lady Day, ultimately, is about the creation – and ultimately silencing – of a uniquely American voice.Audra for the Win: Why Audra McDonald Must Win Tony for Best Actress|Daniel Gross|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the move also represents a growing sophistication in its approach to silencing critics.Moscow’s War on Social Media Claims a New Casualty|Jacob Siegel|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Davis's militia worked it and succeeded in disabling the most dangerous of the enemy's gunboats and silencing its cannon.Elsie's Vacation and After Events|Martha Finley
He had succeeded in silencing the man at the Lion d'Or that night, why should he not succeed again?The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
No matter how perfect this covering may be, it is never completely effective in silencing the enemy fire.Private Peat|Harold R. Peat
Kit turned a silencing frown on the philosopher of the skillet, but Billie went toward the guest with outstretching hands.The Treasure Trail|Marah Ellis Ryan
But although ease may be obtained by silencing self-reproach, safety scarcely can.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan