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synonyms for silencing

  • covering up
  • curbing
  • holding back
  • quelling
  • repressing
  • repressive
  • stifling
  • subduing
  • withholding
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How to use silencing in a sentence

Before the final push up Shafer Canyon, I ride ahead, into a silence broken only by the whoosh of a raven overhead.
ON MOUNTAIN BIKES IN THE UTAH DESERT, A COLLEGE REUNION LIKE NO OTHERJOHN BRILEYNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
To be clear, Bronzaft is not advocating for silence or anything close to it.
PLEASE GET YOUR NOISE OUT OF MY EARS (EP. 439)STEPHEN J. DUBNERNOVEMBER 12, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Met with silence, Raskin concluded, “Okay, I take it the answer is no.”
HOW TO HOLD THE CORPORATE WORLD ACCOUNTABLEJAKEMETHOCTOBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
Barrett was very careful, of course, to say that her silence on Roe was not a sign that she thought it should be overruled.
WHAT WE’VE MANAGED TO LEARN ABOUT HOW AMY CONEY BARRETT WOULD RULE ON ABORTION AND THE ELECTIONAMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUX (AMELIA.THOMSON-DEVEAUX@ABC.COM)OCTOBER 14, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
There was silence because the doctor looked like they were in shock.
CUBANS SHARE THEIR COMING OUT STORIESTREMENDA NOTAOCTOBER 13, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
Many of the young people who organized police brutality protests over the summer said they were motivated not just by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis but by their communities’ long histories of silence on racial justice issues.
NORTH COUNTY REPORT: NORTH RIVER FARMS AND MORE BIG POLITIFEST CONVOSKAYLA JIMENEZSEPTEMBER 30, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
After nearly a minute of silence, he mentioned Oxley Park Health and Rehabilitation, the nursing home where his grandmother once stayed, which he now owned.
HE WANTED TO FIX RURAL AMERICA’S BROKEN NURSING HOMES. NOW, TAXPAYERS MAY BE ON THE HOOK FOR $76 MILLION.BY MAX BLAU FOR GEORGIA HEALTH NEWSSEPTEMBER 22, 2020PROPUBLICA
Davis's militia worked it and succeeded in disabling the most dangerous of the enemy's gunboats and silencing its cannon.
ELSIE'S VACATION AND AFTER EVENTSMARTHA FINLEY
He had succeeded in silencing the man at the Lion d'Or that night, why should he not succeed again?
THE LIGHT THAT LURESPERCY BREBNER
No matter how perfect this covering may be, it is never completely effective in silencing the enemy fire.
PRIVATE PEATHAROLD R. PEAT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SILENCING

  • covering up
  • curbing
  • holding back
  • quelling
  • repressing
  • repressive
  • silencing
  • stifling
  • subduing
  • withholding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.