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 ?
That no one might see down into my depth and into mine ultimate will--for that purpose did I devise the long clear silence.
There was a moment's silence, during which one could have fancied the hall empty, so profound was the stillness.
For an instant the dancers paused, and in the silence of the interval there rose from the lips of the fast-bound white man an answering shriek, more fearsome and more terrible than that of the jungle-beast that had roused it.
On Ginevra's arrival she was received, as we have said, in profound silence. Of all the young women who had, so far, come to Servin's studio, she was the handsomest, the tallest, and the best made.
They continued to walk for some time in silence. Their steps unconsciously quickened.
"Was my father wrong?" she asked, with a simple dignity of tone and manner which forced Lady Janet to abandon her policy of silence, in spite of herself.
"I am sure that no other crime is being committed, on this night; for there is complete silence in the boudoir, where two nurses are taking care of Mademoiselle Stangerson until she is restored to health.
Here is the ticket; they didn't find that; the watch can be redeemed; they don't sell pledges.' The lad panted out these phrases, one after another, like minute guns; but at the last word, which rang in that stately chamber like an oath, his heart failed him utterly; and the dreaded silence settled on father and son.
The officers (with the exception of Wardour, who stood apart in sullen silence) all agreed, so far.
In the meanwhile, silence toward their stepmother--silence toward every one till their father came back!
There was another moan, followed by a long silence.
Two or three Bull-dogs whom I guessed to be the Body-Guard of the King--were waiting in grim silence: in fact the only voices at all plainly audible were those of two little dogs, who had mounted a settee, and were holding a lively discussion that looked very like a quarrel.
In her rambling and her idleness she might only be a caricature of herself; but in her silence and sadness she was the very reverse of all that she had been before.
There was a brief silence. Granet lounged a little back in his chair, but though his air of indifference was prefect, a sickening foreboding was creeping in upon him.
He chose to keep silence. I do not praise him or blame him for that.