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synonyms for silent treatment

  • blackballing
  • cold shoulder
  • ignore someone
  • ignoring
  • ostracism
  • ostracization
  • sending to Coventry
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How to use silent treatment in a sentence

After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The lovers got up, with only a silent protest, and walked slowly away somewhere else.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
He was rather silent, they observed; but the young clergyman, who made the fourth at the table, was voluble by nature.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The others stood silent till they heard the outer door of the apartment close behind him.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Never had Tom seen his gay and careless cousin in such guise: he was restless, silent, intense and inarticulate.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
He is very silent—he sometimes sits for ten minutes without speaking; I assure you it is n't amusing.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
She had been silent while he was so deeply engrossed in thought, and upon hearing her voice he started abruptly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
She was curious, and the more he was silent on such topics, the more anxious she became to know the secret that he held.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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