silent


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Synonyms for silent

Synonyms for silent

marked by, done with, or making no sound or noise

temporarily unable or unwilling to speak, as from shock or fear

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marked by absence of sound

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failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to

implied by or inferred from actions or statements

not made to sound

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having a frequency below or above the range of human audibility

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unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

References in classic literature ?
He sat silent, holding the precious little book of poems unopened in his hands, and Katharine watched him, the melancholy or contemplative expression deepening in her eyes as her annoyance faded.
How like old friends they are--faithful, silent friends.
Flushing withdrew, leaving the three chairs still occupied by three silent bodies.
Then they fell silent, and Terence and Rachel felt instinctively that their happiness had made her sad, and, while they were anxious to go on talking about themselves, they did not like to.
The gently sloping beach along which I walked was thickly strewn with strangely shaped, colored shells; some empty, others still housing as varied a multitude of mollusks as ever might have drawn out their sluggish lives along the silent shores of the antediluvian seas of the outer crust.
Assisted by the silent Peter and the well-stocked medicine-chest, I apply the necessary dressings to my wound, wrap myself in the comfortable morning-gown which is always kept ready in the Guests' Chamber, and lie down again on the bed to try the restorative virtues of sleep.
Before he leaves the room, silent Peter goes to the window, and asks in fewest possible words if he shall draw the curtains.
But as he was thinking all the while how stupid it was, he could not find a subject for conversation, and sat silent.
He had joined the group at the gate, abandoning the pebble which he had been kicking in the background, and was now leaning on the top bar, a picture of silent perplexity.
Take me to the station, at once,' she was crying to the stout, silent man, whom not even these surprising happenings had shaken from his attitude of well-fed detachment.
Fagin looked hard at the robber; and, motioning him to be silent, stooped over the bed upon the floor, and shook the sleeper to rouse him.
Sikes made no reply; but, pulling open the door, of which Fagin had turned the lock, dashed into the silent streets.
But her lips would not utter that, and she was silent.
A part of this door was of glass unprotected by any shutter, which I did not observe at first, for all was very dark and silent within, and I was anxious (as indeed the child was also) for an answer to our summons.
He was sitting straight and motionless on a chair, with a silent, serious face, with his legs stretched out straight before him --heels together and toes turned out.