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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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.
The backlash that MPs fear will not materialise because the silent majority who voted to leave are not the sort to take to the streets throwing eggs, but prefer the ballot box to protest.
The online group, The Silent Majority, has called on its members to tie yellow ribbons on Times Street from Friday to Sunday.
10) for celebrating too hard about what he calls the choice of the silent majority.
Ayed Al-Mannaa told KUNA that the silent majority in its political approach does not exist in Kuwait, however, there is a large number of people who have no interest in politics or in elections, but can make a change in the elections.
I represent the silent majority in the country, a majority that refuses escalation and does not endorse the opinions of Minister Gebran Bassil (.
Khamis Gulab in a press statement after the meeting said the silent majority delegation briefed Mbeki on their vision for peace in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile and the need to be involves in negotiation to become part of the solution .
Send the message from the silent majority that enough is enough societynotcommunity Really?
on November 3, 1969Reciting the speech from memory, Nixon appealed to his base, what he called "the great silent majority of my fellow Americans" (p.
Auction house Digard says, including fees, the total sale price for the 1998 work, Silent Majority, was PS445,000.
And what does it say about the silent majority of fellow supporters near them, who did nothing about it.