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  • interj. Requesting silence. Asking people to keep silent.


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  • We'll just start calling you SSH for short - as in shh, the staid suburban housewife has a secret glamorous life as a bestselling author ...

    Romantic Times

  • Anyhoo, you know when the manager of the pizza place is "shh"-ing the librarians, you're pretty crazy.

    Busy Busy Tuesday

  • The Metro-North press release lends credence to her concern: customers, it says, will be "self-monitoring," though conductors will be authorized to issue something called a "shh card."

    NYT > Home Page

  • This kid was so enthralled that when the flight attendant came by to offer drinks he put his finger to his lips and said "shh" and went right back to what seemed to be a video violence addiction.

    Michelle Renee: Have We Become Comfortably Numb to Violence and Abuse?

  • MOOS (on camera): It was the "shh" heard around the world.

    CNN Transcript May 12, 2007

  • The State Department is launching a "shh" campaign in the new war on terrorism.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2001

  • Certainly putting up posters saying "shh" I don't think is furthering the war on terrorism an awful lot.

    CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2001

  • Once again you hear "shh" from all I sides, and we're doing everything more quietly.

    The Diary Of A Young Girl

  • The Colorado Springs and Pueblo police departments are searching for a suspect that they've dubbed the "shh" bandit for his unusual method of robbing stores.

    KKTV - HomePage - Headlines

  • They are actually police, and, in theory, instead of policing police who say 'shh' to criminals, they could be investigating your burglary.

    The Policeman's Blog


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