silent majority


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silent majority

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a presumed moderate majority of the citizens who are too passive to make their views known

si′lent major′ity


n.
the majority of a country's citizens, regarded as not politically vocal, outspoken, or active.
[1969; Amer.]
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If you're in the silent majority, slip on the new, top-of-the-line Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 ($400).
I agree with her about the "silent majority" who prefer grass-roots nursing.
Addressing a press conference after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, Mir said, "Kashmir has a silent majority and that silent majority has shown today what it wants.
Get in Sadly, the silent majority of Scotland accept these gaffes with a weary shrug that this is how Scotland is being represented now.
This is, as it stands, on behalf of 45% of the population who choose to vote, with the silent majority sitting on their political hands.
The remaining millions, that is the silent majority, I would like to think agree with a lot of what he says, especially about Immigration.
Some 20 members of the group called 'The Silent Majority' protested outside the Senate on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to defend the Constitution by proceeding with the impeachment trial of ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
I believe that I speak for the silent majority in this country, who are reluctant to speak out, for fear of being labelled a racist, which they are not.
I believe that I speak for the silent majority, who are reluctant to speak out for fear of being labelled a racist, which they are not.
10) for celebrating too hard about what he calls the choice of the silent majority.
Such group of people are called differently in every country, where some call them the "Silent Majority", "Hesitatnt or Negative" and in Egypt they are called the "Couch Party".
NNA - Minister of the Displaced, Alice Chabtini, said on Thursday that "Lebanon can not bear additional shocks, especially that the reasons behind boycotting cabinet sessions are not worthy of destructing the country." "I represent the silent majority in the country, a majority that refuses escalation and does not endorse the opinions of Minister Gebran Bassil (...).