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Noun
Complete absence of sound
“A week in the high desert country of the Wind River Range, with time for silence and solitude, sounded just about right.”
Noun
The fact or state of abstaining from speech
“They were riding along in silence for a few moments, then Alia broke the silence.”
Noun
The avoidance of mentioning or discussing something
“Their silence and secrecy worried Marc, and he wondered if something had happened.”
Noun
The quality or state of being mostly or completely unknown
“… the book eventually vanished into the silence that awaits best sellers whose time has past.”
Verb
To put a stop to
“This has purchased him more time, and will silence his critics.”
Verb
To suppress criticism, etc.
“He had just silenced the gun when he was killed instantly by a burst from a machine pistol.”
Verb
To repress the expression of something
“… brutally silenced all political dissent in the country.”
Verb
To suppress criticism, etc.
Verb
“A hit man had been sent to silence her.”
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