break silence

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As soon as the play, which was Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, began, Partridge was all attention, nor did he break silence till the entrance of the ghost; upon which he asked Jones, "What man that was in the strange dress; something," said he, "like what I have seen in a picture.
The first to break silence was Luscinda, who thus addressed Don Fernando: "Leave me, Senor Don Fernando, for the sake of what you owe to yourself; if no other reason will induce you, leave me to cling to the wall of which I am the ivy, to the support from which neither your importunities, nor your threats, nor your promises, nor your gifts have been able to detach me.
SHEIKHUPURA -- Minister for Defence Production ,Science and Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain has urged the international community to break silence on atrocities meted out to Kashmiris by the Indian forces and play its proactive role to provide Kashmiris their right of self determination.
The time is high when the PCB chairman must break silence and appoint an ad-hoc committee based on persons, who enjoy reputation, to conduct free and fair elections of the region under impartial election commission, as it is the only solution to all the problems.
Salama encourages Egyptians to write anonymously on the Break Silence Facebook Page about their problems.
SRINAGAR -- Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani expressed deep anguish and outrage over the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, asking the international human rights organizations and the Muslims nations to break silence and come to their rescue.
com/parents-teen-whose-murderer-took-selfie-victim-break-silence-2558769) Parents Of Teen Whose Murderer Took A 'Selfie' With Victim Break Silence
In his interviews with the Iranian media in the past, Mareh Sedq has on different occasions condemned Israel's attacks on the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and said that the time is now ripe for the international community to break silence on Tel Aviv's criminal acts.
Community Alliance Of Lane County - The alliance will perform "A Time to Break Silence," Martin Luther King Jr.
Addressing the rally, JuD chief Hafiz Saeed called upon the Muslim community to break silence and get united to save the innocent people and children of Gaza.
The group also urged the democratic minds in India to break silence and express solidarity with the families of the missing persons.
Two brothers held as terror suspects for more than a week following a controversial raid by armed police break silence today about their ordeal.