conspiracy of silence

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Noun1.conspiracy of silence - a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event; "there was a conspiracy of silence about police brutality"
conspiracy, confederacy - a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
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In the English Club, where all who were distinguished, important, and well informed forgathered when the news began to arrive in December, nothing was said about the war and the last battle, as though all were in a conspiracy of silence.
that enchanted horse and rider have passed a ravine and are climbing another slope to unveil another conspiracy of silence, to thwart the will of another armed host.
Conspiracy of silence surrounding Kincora for 40 years will continue PATRICK CORRIGAN AMNESTY, YESTERDAY
She said nurses were "a little less than brave", ie they contributed to the conspiracy of silence around what was happening--and known to be happening--at NWH.
The determined S girl goes in search of her errant parent, only to face a conspiracy of silence.
He was accused of brutalising his wife and children, stunning them into a long-term conspiracy of silence.
PCHR added that 'the conspiracy of silence practiced by the international community encourages Israel to act as a state above the law and to commit more violations of international human rights law and humanitarian law.
Labour former minister Denis MacShane said of Mr Liu: "There is a shameful conspiracy of silence.
In the original Iliad , too, there was this conspiracy of silence and he has deftly brought it into the modern context and shown that there is a time to be quiet and a time for action.
Sinha, who raised the banner of revolt against Advani in 2005 too during the Jinnah controversy, said: Eoe1/4EoI am getting a sinking feeling that once again there is a conspiracy of silence.
The literature indicates that the conspiracy of silence occurs for these reasons:
But the speech of President Putin broke this conspiracy of silence that unfortunately prevails all over the world.