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1. To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush. Silence that dreadful bell; it frights the isle. (Shak)

2. To put to rest; to quiet. This would silence all further opposition. (Clarendon) These would have silenced their scruples. (Rogers)

3. To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel. The rev. Thomas hooker of Chelmsford, in Essex, was silenced for nonconformity. (B. Trumbull)

4. To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy.

Origin: Silenced; Silencing.

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study and listen to the music at the same time

... music on, only background. Though sometimes I will put on music that 'relates' to a piece of work I am writing. Others, need almost complete silence. For ethnomusicologists, it questions our definitions and perceptions to what music is and its social functions. As someone pointed out earlier, ...

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by falcons1988
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: study and listen to the music at the same time
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Re: Civilized man is killed by a gun in the age of dinosaurs

... I was not able to log in, and I had to go through the registration again. This means that it is time to remove the witchcraft condemned to eternal silence of our ancestors and smaller brothers! Valentin Dolzhenko.

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by extraterrestrial
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Civilized man is killed by a gun in the age of dinosaurs
Replies: 10
Views: 5722


... of all earth organisms, and to insure their survival, we add ALL of the different genes from other organisms/species that we know and then we SILENCE them. This creates new species that seem to be exactly like what we are used to, but gives them an advantage in adaptation to new and largely ...

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by Cat
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
Replies: 24
Views: 18656


... did not. Actually, the very fact that you call us "retards" and condemn our conversating God and want us to stop shows how you want to silence the other side, especially since you could just chose not to look at this thread instead of causing a ruckus against our freedom of expression. ...

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by Tomn
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Evolution
Replies: 63
Views: 36725
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