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The silence observed at the GOP convention is familiar to those of us who contended for years with Republican parents and relatives.

In 2014, NSO had been bought for around $100 million by the American private equity firm Francisco Partners, which had a strict no-press policy that Hulio says led to a harmful culture of silence.

Last week, I wrote about young activists in North County motivated to protest not only George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis but their own communities’ history of silence on racial justice issues and police brutality.

Just by having that realm of silence and the room to think, that’s when the ideas appear.

Felix explained to PEOPLE that she was first inspired to share her story after two of her former Nike teammates, Olympic runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher, broke their silence on the brand’s treatment of their pregnant female athletes.

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They know they will face either a swift backlash or deafening silence.

If so, he has his silence -- on top of poor judgment -- to blame.

Jay is hard to empathize with and his silence suggests that, yeah, something is up.

“Do not use complaints, courts and lawyers to beat and to silence the enemy,” the NOA activists wrote.

The families announced along with it that they had entered a “phase of silence” surrounding the details of the new deal.

The hum of earnest or glad voices here contrasted strongly with silence and meditation there.

Janet's silence impressed Hilda: it was not merely strange--it was formidable: it affected the whole day.

When he had finished, she took them from his hand, and turning them round in agitated silence, examined their seals and writing.

Of silence before them that salute thee: of looking upon a harlot: and of turning away thy face from thy kinsman.

There was a deep silence throughout the whole bivouac; some were sleeping, and those who watched were in no humour for idle chat.


On this page you'll find 144 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to silence, such as: blackout, calm, lull, peace, quiet, and reticence.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.