1 A great silence around and above.
2 A formidable silence hung over the scene.
3 Afterwards there was silence on board the yacht.
4 An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest.
5 'You knew him well,' she murmured, after a moment of mourning silence.
6 'I authorize you to take all the risks,' he said, after a short silence.
7 'Love him, she finished eagerly, silencing me into an appalled dumbness.
8 It was cut short all at once, and the low droning went on with an effect of audible and soothing silence.
9 He seemed to be trying to make up for lots of silence, and actually hinted, laughing, that such was the case.
10 We stopped, and the silence driven away by the stamping of our feet flowed back again from the recesses of the land.
11 It culminated in a hurried outbreak of almost intolerably excessive shrieking, which stopped short, leaving us stiffened in a variety of silly attitudes, and obstinately listening to the nearly as appalling and excessive silence.
12 I fretted and fumed and took to arguing with myself whether or no I would talk openly with Kurtz; but before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility.
13 A narrow and deserted street in deep shadow, high houses, innumerable windows with venetian blinds, a dead silence, grass sprouting between the stones, imposing carriage archways right and left, immense double doors standing ponderously ajar.
14 There were moments when one's past came back to one, as it will sometimes when you have not a moment to spare to yourself; but it came in the shape of an unrestful and noisy dream, remembered with wonder amongst the overwhelming realities of this strange world of plants, and water, and silence.