Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of silence.
  • adj. made silent
  • adj. fitted with a silencer

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

  • adj. reduced to silence

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Examples

  • Though his attacker was using a silenced weapon, the word silenced did not mean completely devoid of sound and Harvath had developed at least a vague idea of where he was.

    State of the Union

  • But the process by which the media was silenced is troubling, and it, too, is something we should think about.

    Balkinization

  • The name silenced Susan; she felt her breath come short.

    Saturday's Child

  • Why that rule would be different when the entity silenced is French rather than corporate is completely obscure.

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  • Shriek after shriek left her pale lips, and the man started over to her side, when a short, sharp word silenced her.

    The Boy Scouts in Front of Warsaw

  • David was about to protest, to sob out a passionate refusal, when a glimpse of his father's expression silenced him.

    The Happy End

  • A stroke with the flat of the soldier's sword silenced me, and I gave myself up for lost.

    Kilgorman A Story of Ireland in 1798

  • Parliament called the Act of Uniformity to preach in the churches; nor did the church ministers in that case make any difficulty of accepting their assistance; so that many of those whom they called silenced ministers had their mouths opened on this occasion and preached publicly to the people.

    A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London

  • As then some parish churches were quite vacant and forsaken, the people made no scruple of desiring such Dissenters as had been a few years before deprived of their livings by virtue of the Act of Parliament called the Act of Uniformity to preach in the churches; nor did the church ministers in that case make any difficulty of accepting their assistance; so that many of those whom they called silenced ministers had their mouths opened on this occasion and preached publicly to the people.

    A Journal Of The Plague Year

  • This kind of silenced everyone because that was not really the plan they were working toward.

    Autodesk's Bass On Speaking Up To Carol Bartz

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