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.
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He further questioned the deafening silence of the government on transgressions by both Pakistan and China, and said that it needs to answer these questions.
The deafening silence of most African leaders as Muammar Al Gathafi swore to rain hell on the Libyan rebels, was criminal.
Even worse is the deafening silence of our own politicians and the apparent attempts to justify this action by our national press.
A deafening silence when his name is called out would be far more fitting for someone supposed to love his home-town club.
His ultimate solution quiets the library sounds down to a deafening silence, and empties the library of adults and children in the process.
Once again, the response of the Professional Jockeys' Association and its leader has been deafening silence over the Newcastle cock-up.
The striking observation so far is that there's deafening silence.
However, the deafening silence from Mowbray and Albion has only added fuel to their fire.
Unsurprisingly, there has been nothing but deafening silence fromBirmingham City Council leader Mike Whitby over a plan to allow him four years in office without having to submit to an annual leadership election.
Above all, the legions of Pakistani media channels and 'analysts' aremaintaining a deafening silence unlike the stream of venomous and acidic rants when Musharraf was
There was deafening silence in the hall when Al-Tuwairqi took to the floor.
Meanwhile, concerns about minorities in science was met with a deafening silence.
After a deafening silence, a voice from the rear of the church yelled out, "His brother was worse
I perceive a deafening silence from liberal organizations like Human Rights Watch when it comes to our soldiers having their eyes gouged out, skulls crushed and bodies mutilated.
Capturing astonishing oral histories that were handed down through generations of storytellers--like an 1856 incident involving the kidnapping of famous drummers and traders by Europeans and Americans--Bailey breaks the deafening silence around slavery and explores the delicate and fragmented nature of historical memory in this rare, unprecedented book.