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 for hushed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hush \Hush\ (h[u^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hushed (h[u^]sht);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Hushing.] [OE. huschen, hussen, prob. of
     imitative origin; cf. LG. hussen to lull to sleep, G. husch
     quick, make haste, be silent.]
     1. To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress
        the noise or clamor of.
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              My tongue shall hush again this storm of war.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
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              With thou, then,
              Hush my cares?                        --Otway.
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              And hush'd my deepest grief of all.   --Tennyson.
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     To hush up, to procure silence concerning; to suppress; to
        keep secret. "This matter is hushed up." --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hushed \hushed\ (h[u^]sht), adj.
     1. having the sound level reduced; -- especially used of the
        noise of conversation; as, speaking in hushed tones.
  
     Syn: muted.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. having relatively little noise; as, a hushed church.
  
     Syn: quiet.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hushed
      adj 1: in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a
             subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand" [syn: hushed,
             muted, subdued, quiet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "hushed":
     at rest, calm, chastened, cloistered, closet, confidential,
     constrained, controlled, cool, dwindling, ebbing, echoless,
     even-tenored, halcyon, hush as death, impassive, in control,
     in hand, inaudible, inside, isolated, limited, moldering, mousy,
     noiseless, pacific, peaceable, peaceful, placid, quelled,
     quiescent, quiet, reposeful, reposing, restful, resting,
     restrained, secluded, sequestered, sequestrated, sheltered, silent,
     smooth, softened, soundless, stable, still, still as death,
     stillish, stilly, stoic, stolid, subaudible, subdued, subsiding,
     tempered, tranquil, unagitated, unarticulated, undisturbed,
     unhearable, unmoved, unperturbed, unpronounced, unruffled,
     unsounded, unstirring, untroubled, unuttered, unvocalized,
     unvoiced, waning, whist
  
  

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