from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Obsolete form of hushed.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hush.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Still; silent; whist; hushed.
  • Hist; whist.


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  • “Husht, now—husht, ” she said, as if aside— “husht, won’t you—sure I may speak the thing to her—you said it—there now, husht!

    The Lianhan Shee

  • To this she made no reply, except by uttering the word husht! and pulling the ends, first of the white ribbon, and afterwards of the black.

    The Dead Boxer The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

  • Millions did begin to sing the Calling Song, where Million did call husht unto Million, and the sound did come onward toward where we did be, and did go over us, and pass onward in a husht and wondrous breathing of sound, as that all the Love that did be ever in this world, did call in a low anguish unto a lost Beloved.

    The Night Land

  • Also, I was pacing myself (excuses? husht!) for Saturday which involved a leisurely afternoon joining Hanna and Joonas as they watched this strange ritual on television -- the World Mug?

    Adventures of a Couch-Hopping Scribbler Part 3: Hail, Helsinki!

  • And presently she askt me in a very husht voice, whether that I knew where the Lesser Pyramid did be in all that Darkness; for she was all adrift of her bearings, and was as a stranger, because that she had never lookt upon the Land from that place, before then.

    The Night Land

  • And, presently, Mine Own Maid did loose herself gentle from me, and washt me and tended me; and very husht and tender, and something down-ridded of her dear and lovely eyes.

    The Night Land

  • Maid, and she to go very husht and trustful by me; but truly I did be in an anguish of heart, because that I was newly aware that there did be such great and dreadful serpents in that part of the

    The Night Land

  • And I lookt into her face, and her lids to be down somewhat over her pretty eyes, and she did look very husht and demure; so that truly, I knew not whether to shake her or again to kiss her.

    The Night Land

  • And I stoopt and laid the Diskos beside Mine Own Maid there upon the Last Rest; and the two maids drew back the light wonder of the Garment, and showed me the face of Mine Own, and she to sleep there forever so sweet and husht as a child, and as oft I to have seen her to sleep.

    The Night Land

  • Now it was upon the fifth day, in about the seventh hour, that I heard oddwhiles a sound in this place and that of the Gorge, as that the rocks made husht and strange sounds at us.

    The Night Land


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