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Definition of Hush


  1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.
  2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
  3. To become or to keep still or quiet; to become silent; -- esp. used in the imperative, as an exclamation; be still; be silent or quiet; make no noise.
  4. Stillness; silence; quiet.
  5. Silent; quiet.

Hush Quotations

The aspects of patriotism that hush dissent, encourage going along, and sanction comfortable distancing and compliance with what is indecent and unacceptable... those aspects are too fundamental to ignore or gloss over.
Bernadine Dohrn

The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer's cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage.
P. J. O'Rourke

I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.
James Cameron

In Seattle, I soon found that my radical ideas and aesthetic explorations - ideas and explorations that in Richmond, Virginia, might have gotten me stoned to death with hush puppies - were not only accepted but occasionally applauded.
Tom Robbins

A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.
Sara Teasdale
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Hush Translations

hush in French is taire, taisons, taisez, tais, taisent
hush in German is vertuschen, still
hush in Swedish is tystnad, tystna, tysta ned
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