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What is another word for silences?

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Plural for the complete absence of sound
“I just needed to get away for some silence and solitude.”
Plural for the fact or state of abstaining from speech
“The class sat in silence as the teacher rebuked them for their naughtiness.”
Plural for the avoidance of mentioning or discussing something
“Detectives met to discuss ways to break the silence from those involved in the conspiracy.”
Plural for the quality or state of being anonymous or unknown
“His novel, however, would eventually vanish into the silence that awaits best sellers whose time has past.”
To deaden or muffle the noise or volume of
“She smothered the radio with a pillow to silence it as soon as she heard another Eminem track play.”
To reduce the strength or intensity of, especially volume
“I am curious if anyone knows, or has heard, of a technique to silence the volume of a trumpet.”
To put an end to something, especially one's ability to speak or express oneself
“He had hoped that his success would silence his critics, but they would only grow more vehement.”
To end the life of, as a means to prevent the divulgence of information
“Helga would engage a hitman to silence anyone who would even dare to criticize her or her husband.”
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