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Silence

interj.

1) Be silent; -- used elliptically for let there be silence, or keep silence.

noun

1) The state of being silent; entire absence of sound or noise; absolute stillness.

2) Forbearance from, or absence of, speech; taciturnity; muteness.

3) Secrecy; as, these things were transacted in silence.

4) The cessation of rage, agitation, or tumilt; calmness; quiest; as, the elements were reduced to silence.

5) Absence of mention; oblivion.

v. t.

1) To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush.

2) To put to rest; to quiet.

3) To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel.

4) To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.

Example Sentences for

Silence

1) After a pause of several minutes, their Silence was broken, by his asking her in a voice of some agitation, when he was to congratulate her on the acquisition of a brother?
2) There is, in fact, a kind of absent centre in almost all of Conrad’s works – some missing factor, enigma or core of Silence which resists being represented.
3) Pardon this intrusion,ssaid I I am a traveller in want of a little rest; you would greatly oblige me if you would allow me to remain a few minutes before the fire.’ ‘‘Enter,ssaid De Lacey, and I will try in what manner I can to relieve your wants; but, unfortunately, my children are from home, and as I am blind, I am afraid I shall find it difficult to procure food for you.’ ‘‘Do not trouble yourself, my kind host; I have food; it is warmth and rest only that I need.’ 158 Frankenstein ‘I sat down, and a Silence ensued.
4) In the Silence of the night, too!’
5) Whether their Silence is companionable or simply the product of boredom is extremely important to the durability of the relationship
6) For once Ella felt grateful to them for being so chatty and noisy and covering up the Silence that would otherwise have rested heavily between her and her husband.
7) While Tertia interrupts the tale Not more than once a minute. 2 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Anon, to sudden Silence won, In fancy they pursue The dream-child moving through a land Of wonders wild and new, In friendly chat with bird or beast— And half believe it true.
8) She busied herself with following the aerial creations of the poets; and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home—the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the Silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers—she found ample scope for admiration and delight.
9) Did you think he came directly from town?’ ‘No,sreplied Elinor, most feelingly sensible of every fresh circumstance in favour of Lucy’s veracity; I remember he told us, that he had been staying a fortnight with some friends near Plymouth.sShe remembered too, her own surprise at the time, at his mentioning nothing farther of those friends, at his total Silence with respect even to their names. ‘Did not you think him sadly out of spirits?srepeated Lucy. ‘We did, indeed, particularly so when he first arrived.’
10) Such a hidden nature, which instinctively employs speech for Silence and concealment, and is inexhaustible in evasion of communication, DESIRES and insists that a mask of himself shall occupy his place in the hearts and heads of his friends; and supposing he does not desire it, his eyes will some day be opened to the fact that there is nevertheless a mask of him thereóand that it is well to be so.
11) I don’t know about that, but it is true that I find Silence painful these days.
12) She waited in Silence for his reaction
13) There was Silence in the old inn parlour for a moment, as the rustle of the Comtesse’s skirts died away down the passage.
14) It is often used at the end of a sentence to mean a trailing off into Silence -LRB- aposiopesis -RRB-
15) An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech , an unfinished thought , or , at the end of a sentence , a trailing off into Silence -LRB- aposiopesis -RRB- -LRB- apostrophe and ellipsis mixed -RRB-
16) Such a hidden nature, which instinctively employs speech for Silence and concealment, and is inexhaustible in evasion of communication, DESIRES and insists that a mask of himself shall occupy his place in the hearts and heads of his friends; and supposing he does not desire it, his eyes will some day be opened to the fact that there is nevertheless a mask of him thereóand that it is well to be so.
17) There was dinner prepared, and there were bedrooms ready, and everything was arranged as if by magic. 608 Oliver Twist Notwithstanding all this, when the hurry of the first halfhour was over, the same Silence and constraint prevailed that had marked their journey down.
18) The same goes for the blowing up of Stevie in the novel, an event involving a hole, an erasure and an eternal Silence which is itself represented in the novel only at second hand.
19) You dare not keep me.’ ‘‘Frankenstein! you belong then to my enemy—to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.’ ‘The child still struggled and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart; I grasped his throat to Silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet. ‘I gazed on my victim, and my heart swelled with exultation and hellish triumph; clapping my hands, I exclaimed, ‘I too can create desolation; my enemy is not invulnerable; this death will carry despair to him, and a thousand other miseries shall torment and destroy him.’ ‘As I fixed my eyes on the child, I saw something glittering on his breast.
20) She busied herself with following the aerial creations of the poets; and in the majestic and wondrous scenes which surrounded our Swiss home—the sublime shapes of the mountains, the changes of the seasons, tempest and calm, the Silence of winter, and the life and turbulence of our Alpine summers—she found ample scope for admiration and delight.
21) An Acherontia styx pupa found in the soft palate of a murder victim is a vital clue in the thriller novel The Silence of the Lambs
22) When D Arnot had finished the diary the two men sat in Silence for some minutes. ‘Well!
23) There was a long Silence on the other end of the wire, followed by an exclamation … then a quick squawk as the connection was broken.
24) If it is legitimate to try to teach teenagers the importance of maintaining their physical health, why not spend an equivalent time talking with them about their emotional health, how to recognize in others the qualities that make people suitable or unsuitable for long-term relationships, and how to nurture desirable traits in themselves? Our Silence on these subjects simply guarantees that all learning in these areas will be guided by peers and involve a lot of mistakes
25) An awkward Silence descended upon the kitchen table as the warmth that had canopied them just a moment ago evaporated.
26) All was Silence in the dimly-lighted room, whilst the sound of the gavotte, the hum of distant talk and laughter, and the rumble of an occasional coach outside, only seemed to reach this palace of the Sleeping Beauty as the murmur of some flitting spooks far away.
27) In one thing, however, she was uniform, when it came to the point, in avoiding, where it was possible, the presence of Mrs Jennings, and in a determined Silence when obliged to endure it.
28) There was Silence at the other end.
29) However , after the orchestra hits its highest note , there is a measure of Silence , which leads to the final E-major piano chord
30) For once Ella felt grateful to them for being so chatty and noisy and covering up the Silence that would otherwise have rested heavily between her and her husband.