Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a mute manner; silently; without uttering words or sounds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Without uttering words or sounds; in a mute manner; silently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a mute manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb without speaking

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Examples

  • Daisy looked again mutely at her mother, somewhat distressed.

    Melbourne House

  • He saw the unfairness of it all, the hopelessness of it, the cowardly subterfuge and trickery of life itself as it had played against him, and with tightly set lips and clenched hands he called mutely on God Almighty to play the game square.

    The River's End

  • “Innocence always calls mutely for protection,” the book warns, “when we could be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.”

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • “Innocence always calls mutely for protection,” the book warns, “when we could be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.”

    Bush's literary gamble

  • Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.

    The Quiet American

  • The stitches in his forehead, which she had noted as she hurried past -- these called mutely for the small service in return.

    Swirling Waters

  • They called mutely but expressively for the throat of the man who dared.

    The Place of Honeymoons

  • "Oh yes, you are, though," the officer answered, holding his arm very tight, and calling mutely for assistance by a glance at the other policemen.

    What's Bred in the Bone

  • Right now there's a huge kind of mutely (ph) patchwork of many different watch dog agencies that look over what Wall Street is doing, what brokerages are doing, what's happening with the commodities markets.

    CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2008

  • He looked mutely to the woman in the suit, but she had already slipped out of the viewing chamber, supposedly to give him privacy.

    365 tomorrows » 2009 » July : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

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