dead silence

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  • There followed a dead silence for some time after all the story was told. Cited from All's For the Best, by T. S. Arthur
  • He said nothing, and the two stood in dead silence for a moment. Cited from The Desired Woman, by Will N. Harben
  • I could see the hand move to the twelve, then a dead silence. Cited from Over The Top, by Arthur Guy Empey
  • We all stood to our arms in dead silence, waiting the expected attack. Cited from Dick Onslow, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It is too much to say that there was a dead silence. Cited from The Clicking of Cuthbert, by P. G. Wodehouse
  • Slowly and in dead silence she turned and walked on along the river side. Cited from The Gadfly, by E. L. Voynich
  • The crowd drew back on either side in dead silence to let them pass. Cited from The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • There was a dead silence for a moment, for all knew what this meant. Cited from The King's Achievement, by Robert Hugh Benson
  • While he was doing this, there was a dead silence on board the boat. Cited from Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels: Vermont, by Jacob Abbott
  • There was a dead silence, and for nearly half a minute no one spoke. Cited from By Reef and Palm, Louis Becke
  • In the dead silence that fell, he could hear nothing, see nothing. Cited from The Way of the Wild, by F. St. Mars
  • The man was still for a moment in the dead silence. Cited from The Virginian, Horseman Of The Plains, Owen Wister
  • He opened it and there was a moment of dead silence. Cited from In Apple-Blossom Time, by Clara Louise Burnham
  • There was dead silence for a moment, then she turned to the young men behind her. Cited from Veranilda, by George Gissing
  • After which there was dead silence once more, so that my reports could be heard. Cited from Blue Jackets, by George Manville Fenn
  • Darkness fell and still there was dead silence outside of our camp. Cited from A Canyon Voyage, by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
  • A dead silence fell over the room as he entered and the people caught sight of him. Cited from The Eagle of the Empire, by Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • For a moment there was a dead silence in the room. Cited from Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster, by F. Marion Crawford
  • When he had gone there was a minute of dead silence. Cited from The Inner Shrine, by Basil King
  • A dead silence fell over the class, waiting for me to begin. Cited from Parkhurst Boys, by Talbot Baines Reed
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