Origin of silent majority
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How to use silent majority in a sentence
The great silent majority of future generations is rendered powerless and needs a voice.
I think a large majority of our fans are [other] nationalities.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
House rules require an absolute majority of members voting to choose a speaker.
By tradition, the speaker of the House never participates in debates in the House and remains silent.
As we waited for my plane to come in, we stayed silent for a long time.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Again, I do not know House Majority Whip Scalise or President Obama personally.
After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The lovers got up, with only a silent protest, and walked slowly away somewhere else.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Ever since his majority Lord Hetton had annually entered a colt in the great race.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
British Dictionary definitions for silent majority
Cultural definitions for silent majority
A term used by President Richard Nixon to indicate his belief that the great body of Americans supported his policies and that those who demonstrated against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War amounted to only a noisy minority.
Other Idioms and Phrases with silent majority
A group that makes up a majority of voters but does not widely express its views through marches or demonstrations. For example, They thought they had a convincing case, but they hadn't counted on the silent majority. This idiom was first recorded in 1874 but gained currency in the 1960s, when President Richard Nixon claimed that his policies were supported by a majority of citizens who did not bother to make their views known.