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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.”
The fact or state of abstaining from speech
“They were riding along in silence for a few moments, then Alia broke the silence.”
The avoidance of mentioning or discussing something
“Their silence and secrecy worried Marc, and he wondered if something had happened.”
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.”
To put a stop to
“This has purchased him more time, and will silence his critics.”
To suppress criticism, etc.
“He had just silenced the gun when he was killed instantly by a burst from a machine pistol.”
To repress the expression of something
“… brutally silenced all political dissent in the country.”
To suppress criticism, etc.
“A hit man had been sent to silence her.”
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