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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hush.

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Examples

  • [There are murmurs and "hushes"] There are two universities in Moscow, the old one and the new one.

    Plays by Anton Chekhov, Second Series

  • Noticing in the next act that her box was empty, Vronsky, rousing indignant "hushes" in the silent audience, went out in the middle of a solo and drove home.

    Anna Karenina

  • I wish I was better at photoshopping, but with the 4 'hushes' I think the cover should be Nicole in the middle with the other 4 behind her with tape on their mouths ...

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  • The last puffs left us, and in the hushes, between the rumbles of the nearing thunder, the voices of the men aloft on the yards came to one's ear as if they were right beside one instead of being hundreds of feet away and up in the air.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • In the hushes of the Bowery Ballroom, expect to capture every nuance.

    A Little Older, but No Less Noisy

  • But who could be so repellent as to take the role of Timothy West's council leader, a venal, oleaginous man who hushes up a disgusting conspiracy?

    TV review: Exile and The Secret Millionaire

  • Their conjugal affection still is ty'd,And still the mournful race is multiply'd:They bill, they tread; Alcyone compress'd,Sev'n days sits brooding on her floating nest:A wintry queen: her sire at length is kind,Calms ev'ry storm, and hushes ev'ry wind;Prepares his empire for his daughter's ease,And for his hatching nephews smooths the seas.

    Mystery bird: Black-capped kingfisher, Halcyon pileata

  • On my forehead, the concrete is cold and a benevolent nurse hushes, presses the compress to my skin.

    Day 7: Pigeon Savant

  • There was a constant tension in the classroom, each group suspicious of the other for conspiratorial hushes peppered with strange, foreign-sounding words that shared jokes, kept secrets, plotted insurrections.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Kymodoke who, with Kymatolege and Amphitrite, light of foot, on the misty face of the open water easily stills the waves and hushes the winds in their blowing,

    Historical References to the Oceanides

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