be silent

See: cease
References in classic literature ?
Let us be silent, content in our little corner, meek and gentle like them.
I am clear that on triple talaq; I will not be silent.
I may be silent out of ignorance, or a kind of cleanliness,
It is out of logic that the Lebanese public should not be silent on these massacres against Syrian people, and former Prime Minister Saad Hariri's saying that we should not stand silent is totally reasonable because silence on cruelty would aggravate the situation - something that affects Lebanon's interior, said the deputy.
The shirt has the phrase "We will not be silent," written on it both in English and in Arabic.
Writing The Queen's Throat gave me a public voice, and immediately attendant upon that was a wish to be silent.