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silent

Cinema
1. denoting a film that has no accompanying soundtrack, esp one made before 1927, when such soundtracks were developed
2. a silent film
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Pallidly the moon was shining On the dewy meadows nigh; On the silvery, silent rivers, On the mountains far and high On the ocean's star-lit waters, Where the winds a-weary die.
For days his voice will not be heard raised about the decks, with that curt, austere accent of the man in charge, till, again, when the hatches are on, and in a silent and expectant ship, he shall speak up from aft in commanding tones: "Man the windlass!"
Tom looked up to the silent, ever-living stars,--types of the angelic hosts who ever look down on man; and the solitude of the night rung with the triumphant words of a hymn, which he had sung often in happier days, but never with such feeling as now:
For just then went the full moon, silent as death, over the house; just then did it stand still, a glowing globe--at rest on the flat roof, as if on some one's property:--
The Time Traveller pushed his glass towards the Silent Man and rang it with his fingernail; at which the Silent Man, who had been staring at his face, started convulsively, and poured him wine.
But her lips would not utter that, and she was silent.
Still Nancy was silent, looking down; and he almost expected that she would presently get up and say she would go to her father's.
Stroeve sighed a little and was silent. His thoughts dwelt among pictures of what might have been, and the safety of the life he had refused filled him with longing.
Pierre became silent. The raft had long since stopped and only the waves of the current beat softly against it below.
It was dark and silent. He struck his foot against some object on the floor, knelt by it, passed his hand over it.
old echoing silent House of Joy that is Gone, we are quite alone.
Keep peace with the Lords of the Jungle--the Tiger, the Panther, the Bear; And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the Boar in his lair.