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He demanded to know where she was and what she was doing if she was silent too long.

Richard is rarely as vicious as Emily can be — he’s more prone to silent lack of interest — but when he decides to talk, he can shut Lorelai up in a way Emily can never manage to do.

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The employees who saw him steal from the hospital stayed silent even as police began investigating.

In private online forums they discuss their preferred lies for why their pretend call center seems so silent.

Being small, generally silent creatures, they’re easy to miss.

By tradition, the speaker of the House never participates in debates in the House and remains silent.

As we waited for my plane to come in, we stayed silent for a long time.

And that gets to the heart of what makes the game so incredible: By staying silent, it turns the player into the game master.

Many will simply stay away from crowds and stay home this Christmas Eve, which could be a very silent night indeed.

The house was eerily silent on a Friday morning after a huge party.

After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.

Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.

The lovers got up, with only a silent protest, and walked slowly away somewhere else.

No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.

He was rather silent, they observed; but the young clergyman, who made the fourth at the table, was voluble by nature.

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On this page you'll find 112 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to silent, such as: hushed, mum, mute, restrained, reticent, and bashful.

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