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adverb as in without noise

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Potts is sharing her first-hand account in an episode that underscores the intense pressure on victims of sexual harassment to stay silent and the high price of reporting the bad behavior of a powerful man.

The Big Night Out features casino games, cocktails, silent disco, auction, and DJs as well as a host committee made up by millennials.

From Fortune

The Republican leaders who stood with the Jewish community against hate last year have been silent to condemn it from their party chair, and that silence is deafening.

Meanwhile, an entire sector of “Christian” leaders has not only stood silent, they have actively encouraged mass gathering without masks.

I hope that the silent majority will come out in numbers like they did in 2016 and give him a decisive victory.

From Ozy

Instead, black models are required to remain meekly, silently off stage, waiting for a turn that may never come.

At the end of the hearing Gruber walked out silently, surrounded by cameras and accompanied by his lawyer.

Yasin silently drew the string of his bow and let loose an arrow.

Deprived of amplification, he silently stripped down and collapsed onstage.

They marched silently in twos behind him as he drove a heavily loaded wagon pulled by one horse.

For a moment Joe stood behind her, silently, looking over her shoulder at the signature of Isom Chase.

"To R——," replied the man, as he turned silently and sullenly to retrace his steps.

She lit another cigarette, and for a few moments looked silently out of the window at the darkening woods beyond the lawn.

Here Mr. Samuel Weller, who had silently eaten his oysters with tranquil smiles, cried “Hear!”

They walked silently down the lane together, Gilbert sullen and mortified, Dorothy pitying but resolute.


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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to silently, such as: calmly, quietly, mutely, wordlessly, as still as a mouse, and noiselessly.

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