hushing hushing


  • (n) a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)



  1. Being married somehow helps the body circumvent this mess, either by hushing the hypothalamus or reducing cortisol production.
  2. Was rather low-energy and sometimes meandering, however, hushing the crowd rather than riling them up.
  3. Department's unreasoned reason for the secrecy: it hoped that hushing up the expulsions would prevent Russian retaliation.


  • Another State Dept. tryst and shout

    WASHINGTON — Another case has emerged of top State Department officials hushing up an investigation into inappropriate sexual shenanigans by a member of a US diplomatic mission.A married Foreign Service officer in a “critical threat” country had a sexual romp with a local woman working at the embassy — violating the...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

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  1. "The state government cannot face opposition and hence is hushing up the sessions. They are not adhering to the stipulated norms of having sessions for atleast 40 days a year," Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar told PTI, at the end of the...
    on Jan 2, 2009 By: Manohar Parrikar Source: Indopia

  2. Pierce said, "There's nothing better than going in somebody else's stadium and kind of hushing the crowd."
    on Sep 13, 2008 By: Antonio Pierce Source: New York Times

  3. "Hushing up of circumstances or giving the appearance that there will be a hushing up of circumstance is something which I think suggests that the attorney general may not have gotten the message that is emanating from this building," Romney...
    on Jan 6, 2006 By: Mitt Romney Source: Boston Globe

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