broken silence

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Nobody having broken silence the visitor went on to say:
I'm afraid to speak or move for fear all this wonderful beauty will vanish just like a broken silence," breathed Anne.
For the first time, Bill Cosby has finally broken silence and spoken over the issue of renewed sexual allegations levied against him.
Sony Santa Monica Studio has broken silence on the subject to reveal that God of War for PS4 is under development, though any official details won't be made public for "the next year or two".
The dissident Trinamool MP had broken silence on the Saradha chit fund scam before the media and criticised his party's role in the controversy.
Well, perhaps now a respected Geordie of 20 years standing within the club has broken silence it will begin to dawn on Ashley he must be doing something wrong.
A total of 234 Korean victims have broken silence about their past sufferings since the early 1990s, trying to tell the world about Japan's wartime atrocities.
July 26, 2013 (JUBA) -- South Sudan's recently relieved vice-president, Riek Machar Teny, has broken silence and called for calm in the two-year old country amidst growing concerns that violence may be looming as a result of recent political developments.
Broken Silence, based in Whitley Bay, focuses on the seamier side of life in the coastal town with a bleak tale of murder, abuse and corruption.
CANOE conman John Darwin has broken silence on his outrageous insurance scam
The campaign has broken silence not only about the doctors' case but also about the kafeel (guarantor) system, hoping to find a better and more suitable arrangement for Egyptians abroad," Gobraeil added.