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- adv. In a silent manner; making no noise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a silent manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a silent manner; without speech or noise; not soundingly or noisily; mutely; quietly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without speaking
I said the word silently to myself until the syllables collapsed into nonsense.
In an attempt to prod my memory, I now began to repeat his name silently as I bent my steps homeward—Alexander Montague, Alexander Montague.
He would close his eyes, repeat her name silently, moving his lips, one hundred times.
He usually speaks my name silently, with longing in his eyes.
Now, after doing that, you are on the spot if you forget a person’s name, and I’m quite likely to forget it, unless I repeat the name silently to myself several times during the conversation, in addition to speaking it aloud.
He pauses beside a canopy and sorts through touch, experiencing again the heat of an embrace, the wet, slippery feel against his hand of a whale rising silently from the Thames, a plume of water interacting with the moon to form a rainbow, making laughter rise inside him like bubbles.
At least half of all the birds I've taken were shot after 9 am and/or came in silently with no gobbling at all.
You can easily make the argument that reading silently is an economic artifact, a sign of a new prosperity beginning in the early 19th century and a new cheapness in books.
The doctor squeezed her shoulder then slipped silently from the room.
I call silently to George and he comes up beside me, at my elbow, as puzzled as I am.