When the warrior runs into the Stark soldiers, she disposes of them with extreme prejudice, silencing the chatty Jaime.
We even reward men like Larry Summers with the keys to our economy as a prize for silencing Brooksley Born.
The silencing that results encourages users to do so alone, leaving no one to catch them when things turn deadly.
When it was his turn to speak, Ostronic warned that Kimberlin was trying to “enlist” the jury in a silencing of free speech.
silencing women as they rise up the ranks of public life is hardly confined to U.S. senators from New York—former and current.
And in power they valued most dearly the atrocious right of silencing, by foul means or fair, all opinions that were not official.
They did not talk much; there was a silencing awe in the spectacle.
Looking out, she spied him below, a silencing finger against his lips, while he waved a beckoning arm toward the road.
I knew that the one motive for silencing me was the work I'd been doing for Mr. Boyne.
He was at the moment a graceful and silencing rebuke to those who aver that manner and attire be interdependent.
c.1200, "muteness, state of being silent," from Old French silence "state of being silent; absence of sound," from Latin silentium "a being silent," from silens, present participle of silere "be quiet or still," of unknown origin. Meaning "absence of sound" in English is from late 14c.
1560s, intransitive, "become still or silent;" 1590s, transitive, "make silent," from silence (n.). Related: Silenced; silencing.