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silent majority

Definitions

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  • n. The largest portion of a demographic group or of the population of a political jurisdiction, which is considered to possess political and social views that are not openly declared, but that can nevertheless significantly affect voting patterns and social behavior.
  • n. Those who are dead.

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Examples

  • When I set out on my research, I assumed I’d find that Jazz Age Prohibition was more isolated than it is made out to be, that lurking behind all those bangled beauties and cigarette holders was a nation like the one that elected Nixon, a silent majority of drab and sober folks who supported the legislation and did not carry flasks or dance the Charleston.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • When it came to drinking, there was no silent majority of reform-happy teetotalers.

    CHASING the WHITE DOG

  • Moreover, his aide Charles Colson told him, it would soften his tough guy image and undercut support from the blue-collar constituency he had cultivated ever since his silent majority speech in 1969.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • He appealed to the great silent majority of Americans, and unleashed Vice President Spiro T.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

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