After Hashi was led out, Ahmed was brought in, also wearing a white knit kufi, also silent.
While never discussed, this silent commandment must have had its roots in the predators notion of balance.
The film, silent and seven minutes in length, featured cabaret star Louise Willy performing a sultry striptease.
That afternoon, in response, the students led a silent march through the streets of Nashville to the steps of City Hall.
In calm contrast to the hurry of sailing vessel and steamer a silent fleet of white warships lay motionless in midstream.
But in real life deep emotion is silent—I have always found it so.
When he could produce nothing new, he was at liberty to be silent.
Only the young Franciscan, silent and motionless just now at the feast, awake still.
The sisters were silent for some moments after he had left them.
The two men were silent for a moment, both gazing at the fire.
c.1500, "without speech, silent, not speaking," from Latin silentem (nominative silens) "still, calm, quiet," present participle of silere "be quiet or still" (see silence (n.)). Meaning "free from noise or sound" is from 1580s.
Of letters, c.1600; of films, 1914. In the looser sense "of few words," from 1840. Phrase strong, silent (type) is attested from 1905. Silent majority in the political sense of "mass of people whose moderate views are not publicly expressed and thus overlooked" is first attested 1955 in a British context and was used by John F. Kennedy but is most associated in U.S. with the rhetoric of the Nixon administration (1969-74).
It is time for America's silent majority to stand up for its rights, and let us remember the American majority includes every minority. America's silent majority is bewildered by irrational protest. [Spiro T. Agnew, May 9, 1969]In Victorian use, the phrase meant "the dead" (1874; cf. Roman use of the noun plural of "silent" to mean "the dead"). Silence is golden (1831) is Carlyle's translation ["Sartor Resartus"] of part of the "Swiss Inscription" Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden.
silent si·lent (sī'lənt)
Producing no detectable signs or symptoms. Used of certain diseases or pathological processes.