verb (used with object), si·lenced, si·lenc·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for silence
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.
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
The silencing that results encourages users to do so alone, leaving no one to catch them when things turn deadly.
Silencing us does not change the truth of military occupation.J Street U Rejected for Standing Behind IDF Soldiers|Oded Na'aman|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With one noble exception, this mandate of the church and clergy had effect for a time in silencing womans plea for the slave.Woman, Church & State|Matilda Joslyn Gage
This man is no eavesdropper; your evil secrets have only a sobering and a saddening and a silencing effect upon him.Bunyan Characters - Third Series|Alexander Whyte
There arose now a chorus of voices which their leader had some difficulty in silencing.Peter Ruff and the Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Which hint had the effect of silencing the discussion for that time.The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems|Frances Fuller Victor
The impudence, the inveteracy of that fellow, is astonishing—no silencing him.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth