voicelessness

Definitions

  • "Each sits apart, enwrapped in voiceless gloom."
    "Each sits apart, enwrapped in voiceless gloom."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n voicelessness having no voice in the management or control of affairs "the voicelessness of those who live in situations of hopelessness"
    • n voicelessness speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    • n voicelessness a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n voicelessness The state of being voiceless; silence.
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Usage

In literature:

The form of the bear was disappearing among the trees, but Henry sent after him his voiceless thanks.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He ate and drank mechanically and voicelessly.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Mariamne fell, voiceless, sightless, and breathless, into my arms.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
With a most voiceless thought, sheathing it as a sword.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
The lights had gone out on the other shore, and the world seemed strangely voiceless and still.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Possibly the unhappy woman, shut into the silence of her dumb personality, had here sought to give expression to her voiceless agony.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
The fire was conquered; the night sky grew black; the night wind became voiceless.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
A pall of voiceless horror spread its shadows over the land.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
It was a very creature of night, still and voiceless.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Sometimes these thanks are voiceless, but they do not fall to the ground.
"The Sand-Hills of Jutland" by Hans Christian Andersen
Their victim read in that voiceless condemnation an awful menace.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
I was conscious of nothing, but helpless, impotent anger, of voiceless shame.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
Thrice waves his wings, the voiceless blessing sends Far, far away to earth's remotest ends!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
Both were very weak, and Miss Charity still was voiceless, but their eyes were clear and there was no sign of delirium.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
For an instant she regarded him in silence, then she essayed to speak, but her lips only trembled over the words voicelessly.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
Brian might shout himself voiceless: this time I would pay no attention to him.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
Jenny, too, was always chosen for such voiceless parts as were important.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
As for Edith, she was voiceless.
"Harper's Round Table, July 16, 1895" by Various
So, you see, a world of hydrogen would be a voiceless world.
"Careers of Danger and Daring" by Cleveland Moffett
During the remainder of that swift ride he sat voiceless and helplessly trussed.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
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In poetry:

Oh, I am lonely by a desert palm,
And dreaming, dreaming on the sands of thought
Oh, come to me from out the voiceless calm,
And teach me what the Nile has left untaught.
"Dreamlight" by Leon Gellert
The little lips in voiceless death are sealed;
The haughty squire seeks now a lasting sleep;
The lover’s bones bleach on a battle-field —
And broken-hearted women live to weep.
"Of Blessed Memory" by Eugene Field
It fluttered here and there, nor swept in vain
The dusty haunts where futile echoes dwell,--
Then, in a cadence soft as summer rain,
And sad from Auburn voiceless, drooped and fell.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
Yes, let the wilderness rejoice,
The voiceless campaign hear the voice
Of millions long estranged:
That waste, and want, and war may cease!
And all men know that Love and Peace
Are — good for good exchanged!
"Steam In the Desert" by Ebenezer Elliott
I walk down the Valley of Silence —
Down the dim, voiceless valley — alone!
And I hear not the fall of a footstep
Around me, save God's and my own;
And the hush of my heart is as holy
As hovers where angels have flown!
"Song Of The Mystic" by Abram Joseph Ryan
They came; each knelt in her turn and place
To the pious Fray with his hidden face
And voiceless lips, and each again
Took back her soul freed from spot or stain,
Till the Dona Inez, with eyes downcast
And a tear on their fringes, knelt her last.
"Don Diego Of The South" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

The Amazing Digital Gloves That Give Voice To The Voiceless.
Weekly review of politics and culture bringing you the voices of the voiceless from Kolkata to Casablanca.
Wireless neckband allows first voiceless phone call.
In the Gospels, the Virgin Mary is the alabaster embodiment of grace and suffering, the mater dolorosa — but also largely voiceless.
In formal kickoff, Gekas offers to speak for ' voiceless '.
The Amazing Digital Gloves That Give Voice To The Voiceless .
Hip-hop music originated during the '70s in New York City as a voice for the voiceless .
Giving shelter to the voiceless .
Newark activist works to give 'voice for the voiceless ' in her community.
In Friday's post, I noted that due to their warped focus, Israeli human-rights organizations are increasingly leaving real victims voiceless .
Voiceless & Vulnerable: Nursing Home Abuse.
Voice of the voiceless ' dies.
A 'Voice for the Voiceless' advocates as it celebrates.
It's a rather painful procedure for an adult, and it left me virtually voiceless for about a week.
New Voice For The Voiceless.
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