silence


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Synonyms for silence

Synonyms for silence

the avoidance of speech

to cause to become silent

Synonyms for silence

the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)

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a refusal to speak when expected

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the trait of keeping things secret

keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure

References in classic literature ?
On Ginevra's arrival she was received, as we have said, in profound silence.
There was a long silence, and then Sir Walter said, seriously: "Well, Mr.
After a couple of minutes' unbroken silence, Henry, turning to Catherine for the first time since her mother's entrance, asked her, with sudden alacrity, if Mr.
Not only did the silence weigh upon them, but they were both unable to frame any thoughts.
The shrieks of the panther's victim, mingled with those of the great cat, had wrought mightily upon their poor nerves, and now the awful silence of the dark interior seemed even more terribly ominous than had the frightful screaming.
The two men passed together side by side, in momentous silence, across the stone hall, out of the house, and round the back of the garden to a wooden shed, before which was posted a sentry.
On every side was the silence, pressing upon them with a tangible presence.
She stopped to consider--noticed Francine's silence, in an interval when she might have said a word of encouragement--and looked closer at her.
All the officers agreed, with the one exception of Wardour, who still kept silence.
The silence that followed was, literally, the silence of fear on both sides.
Those questions were still present to my thoughts; my eyes were still fixed on the mysterious writing--when I became instinctively aware of the strange silence in the room.
After another long silence the Distinguished Naturalist said:
The line ran through the forest, among the rocks and laurel thickets, the men fifteen or twenty paces apart, all in concealment and under injunction of strict silence and unremitting vigilance.
Silence settled down over the old house--the eerie, whisperful, creeping silence of night.
The voice of the visitor--hard, clear, and quiet--was the first voice that broke the silence.