muteness : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak
    her muteness was a consequence of her deafness
  • n  a refusal to speak when expected

  • To combat this deafness and muteness, societies of intrepid and hard-eared listeners have been formed, who sit through concerts of contemporary music almost without flinching.
  • And Negroponte's muteness on Cheney's push to exempt the CIA seemed to signal a reply of "thanks, but no thanks" from the chief of the spies.
  • But beneath its muteness a target is supercharged with an imagery of aggression: every target implies a weapon and someone aiming.
News & Articles

  • Phillips isn't talking, but has plenty to say
    Brandon Phillips has gone "media mute" again here in Reds camp. Only this time, it's a selective form of media muteness. He's not talking to the Cincinnati beat reporters, the guys around him essentially on a daily basis.
    March 6, 2014 - Major League Baseball

  • James Earl Jones in Reuters
    Growing up, I was mute to the outside world, but there were hundreds of conversations in my head......Through a love of reading, I was able to overcome my muteness and pursue a career in which my voice would be my most prominent asset,Jones...
  • Zora Neale Hurston in New Yorker
    ) Celie's chronic and emblematic problem, in other words, revolves around what Hurston called "the muteness of slavery."

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