conspiracy of silence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conspiracy of silence a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event "there was a conspiracy of silence about police brutality"
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Usage

In literature:

But we organize around it, so far as concerns our children, a gigantic and rigorous conspiracy of silence.
"Damaged Goods" by Upton Sinclair
And she could not understand the conspiracy of silence.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
There will be a conspiracy of silence.
"Lost Leaders" by Andrew Lang
Everywhere he saw a conspiracy of silence and injustice.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
I had some fear of arrest but the conspiracy of silence kept the facts under cover.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
A gigantic conspiracy of silence!
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
She saw only that there was a conspiracy of silence and indifference around her now.
"The Easiest Way" by Eugene Walter and Arthur Hornblow
The world seemed to have all joined against me in a conspiracy of silence.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A conspiracy of silence is easily organized among accomplices.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
The conspiracy of silence concerning it seemed the more ominous.
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
But this dense apathy, or Satanic conspiracy of silence, must not be allowed to hide a precious truth.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Will she join the conspiracy of silence?
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
There seemed a conspiracy of silence against me.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
And now the conspiracy of lies and the conspiracy of silence is about to be exposed.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Mary and Jim had never said a word; they seemed to be in a conspiracy of silence!
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
Evidently, also, the boy was in some way implicated in a conspiracy of silence.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
If this be a "conspiracy of silence," where, alas!
"Essays Upon Some Controverted Questions" by Thomas H. Huxley
The general conspiracy of silence was at last being broken up, and the new women were turning their new eyes upon the old facts.
"A Short History of English Liberalism" by Walter Lyon Blease
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In news:

Ex-Penn State officials accused of ' conspiracy of silence '.
Was Penn State's former president part of a ' conspiracy of silence '.
Former Penn State president Spanier charged in ' conspiracy of silence '.
A half-century ago, President John Kennedy could count on the press to be part of a conspiracy of silence when it came to his marital infidelities.
Thirty-eight-year-old Coleman Barney was convicted in June of conspiracy to possess unregistered silencers and grenades.
Pennsylvania attorney general Linda Kelly, speaking about Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz, said Thursday, "This was a conspiracy of silence".
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