[ UK /sˈa‍ɪlənst/ ]
[ US /ˈsaɪɫənst/ ]
  1. reduced to silence
    the silenced crowd waited expectantly
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How To Use silenced In A Sentence

  • An incredulous snort came from Chris, and I gave him dirty look that silenced him up.
  • The spirit of a soldier of the Truth entered into me; weary as I was, I rushed from the dusky corner where I had been hidden in the twilight, ran to the altar, and held up my hand with my hymn-book as I began to repeat an address that had often silenced the papistic mummers in England. In the Wrong Paradise
  • His time in the war rose between us like a vaporous cloud that silenced his pain and obscured my ability to understand it.
  • Will the sounds of those delightful Sichuan sitcoms be silenced forever?
  • ‘We take credit cards,’ chirped the tall curly brunette - the weaker of the two - who was quickly silenced by a withering glance.
  • Running towards the house alone, through a hail of bullets, he threw bombs at the position and silenced the gun.
  • The snool at her party was silenced.
  • Criticism has now been effectively silenced.
  • The epistemological ideals of clarity, detachment and objectivity have silenced nature's voice.
  • Our concern here is to emphasize the billions of small wrangles that were altering the collective thought, to summon out of the past, for an instant, an elfin clamour of now silenced voices that prepared the soil for revolution, the not-at-all-lucid propagandists at street corners, the speakers in little meeting-houses, in open spaces and during work intermissions; to recall the rustle of queer newspapers that were not quite ordinary newspapers; and the handicapped book publications that were everywhere fighting traditional and instinctive resistances. The Shape of Things to Come
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