A dull, gloomy silence
, like that which precedes some awful phenomenon of nature, pervaded the assembly, who shuddered in dismay.
For an instant the dancers paused, and in the silence
of the interval there rose from the lips of the fast-bound white man an answering shriek, more fearsome and more terrible than that of the jungle-beast that had roused it.
On Ginevra's arrival she was received, as we have said, in profound silence.
She was like a queen in the midst of her court; she paid no attention to the profound silence that reigned among the patricians, and passed before their camp without pronouncing a single word.
was then broken by their voices which joined in tones of strange unfamiliar sound which formed no words.
she asked, with a simple dignity of tone and manner which forced Lady Janet to abandon her policy of silence
, in spite of herself.
It is possible that there was some reason for the awful silence
Nicholson digested the vile tidings in silence
, and when John stole a glance at his father's countenance, he was abashed to see the marks of suffering.
His Majesty looked round him severely, and gave a slight growl, which produced instant silence
In her rambling and her idleness she might only be a caricature of herself; but in her silence
and sadness she was the very reverse of all that she had been before.
There was a silence
which seemed composed of many elements.
I maintain that his silence
then binds him to silence