deafening silence


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deafening silence

A conspicuous and striking lack of noise or sound. Jim's proposal was met with deafening silence at the meeting. After living in the city all my life, I can't stand the deafening silence of the countryside.
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deafening silence

A silence or lack of response that reveals something significant, such as disapproval or a lack of enthusiasm.
See also: silence
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Everyone, for example, has noted Brown's deafening silence as Blair weathers a variety of sleaze and fundraising scandals.
The IOM revealed a deafening silence, where few errors get reported and few patients are aware of the risks they run in seeking care," said Sen.
Except for an occasional reference, there is a deafening silence on the role of women in the church.
Even more disconcerting is the deafening silence of our past leaders or those who aspire or aspired to be our leaders.
With his deafening silence I am beginning to think this was just a political porky.
I AM writing to you about the 'Sound of Silence', referring to the deafening silence about York Potash from our politicians both local and national on the planning consent currently before the North Yorks National Park Authority (NYNPA).
There was nothing, there was silence and it was deafening silence," he added.
I NOTE as I am sure many other people did, the deafening silence from the pro-royalist brigade in answer to C of Ryton''s assertion that William and Harry managed to get into flying in the RAF without any qualifications in physics or maths.
But there has been a deafening silence from their ranks in the wake of concerns about Defence Secretary Liam Fox and his links to self-styled adviser Adam Werritty.
Has anyone noticed (or is the least bit surprised) that there is a deafening silence from the head of the Church of England over these riots?
With her final exhausting push came a deafening silence that wrenched her heart and tore her world apart.
While there has been much positive talk of upgrading rail facilities both from London to South Wales and in the South Wales hinterland, why has there been such a deafening silence regarding any possible electrification of the line from Crewe to Holyhead, despite Holyhead being the main link with Dublin?
Like a witchetty grub without mayonnaise, it'd be criminal if Ant and Dec weren't at the helm plumbing the depths of depravity, and so fans will be pleased to hear they'll bringing us more rounds of gossip from the camp, with their trademark wisecracks all-too-often welcomed by the deafening silence of the crickets.
When one asks exactly how, one is met with a deafening silence.
Dr Fox told the BBC: "Gordon Brown is willing to give us his opinion on the death of Michael Jackson, he gave us his opinion on the racism row in Big Brother, he has taken time out to give us his views on England's victorious cricket team, but a deafening silence on the release of a mass murderer - a decision which is likely to impact on Britain's reputation for justice and our relations with the United States, our most important partner.