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silence

 
absence of noise; a state of producing no detectable signs or symptoms.
electrical silence in electroencephalography and electromyography, absence of measurable electrical activity in tissue.

silence

(sī′ləns)
v.tr. si·lenced, si·lencing, si·lences
Genetics To interfere with the expression of (a gene or gene segment) so that its biological function is suppressed.

silence

1 absence of noise.
2 a state of producing no detectable signs or symptoms.
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As seen through the eyes of Ga Yu (Zhang Lei), a young journalist from Beijing, the patrolmen are a huggy, dancey, group-singy bunch, led by a taciturn but dedicated ex-army officer, Ri Tai (Duo Bujie).
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Moreover, Charley's own taciturn nature--which led courts and observers at the time to conclude that he felt no remorse--creates additional challenges for the scholar to explain his actions.
The king, who was a very taciturn man, glanced at them.
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American Theatre's first issue, dated April '84, featured as its cover story a rare interview with taciturn cowboy playwright Sam Shepard, whose ensuing career as writer and actor has made him an American icon.
In a wonderfully poignant act on the afternoon before moving day, my unusually taciturn dad emerged from the pantry with a tin of Brasso and a soft rag, and silently commenced polishing up the metal numbers on a wooden plaque to the right of his front door.
As a result, the taciturn Greenspan does his best to be even more circumspect than usual in his responses.