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sil·ver bul·let

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silver bulletnoun

    a simple guaranteed solution for a difficult problem

    "no silver bullet can make the world safe from terrorism"


  1. silver bulletnoun

    A bullet made of silver, usually with reference to the folkloric belief that such bullets are the only weapons which can kill a werewolf.

  2. silver bulletnoun

    Any straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.

  3. silver bulletnoun

    A cocktail somewhat like a martini.


  1. Silver bullet

    In folklore, a bullet cast from silver is often the only weapon that is effective against a werewolf, witch, or other monsters. Sometimes the silver bullet is also inscribed with Christian religious symbolism, such as a cross or the initials "J.M.J".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of silver bullet in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of silver bullet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of silver bullet in a Sentence

  1. Luigi Guarino:

    There is no silver bullet to reaching the goal (of eliminating hunger), but even if we get 80 percent there, it's well worth it.

  2. Shachi Kurl:

    The interdiction piece is the key part of the equation, just changing the law is not the silver bullet. It is also ensuring the bad guys are not able to get the guns into the country in the first place.

  3. Stephen Jones:

    I think anybody thats a competitor when youre not winning wants to figure out what the answer is. And when its not right there at your fingertips, you dont have that silver bullet, you cant just fix it.

  4. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern:

    We have been very clear on from the beginning that no tracking app provides a silver bullet.

  5. Mo Elleithee:

    It's not about finding a silver bullet, if we find one, great, we'll be ready. But campaigns aren't won or lost all the time with a 'macaca' moment or a Todd Akin moment. What we're focused on is just connecting the dots in order to tell a story about each of these folks, hold them accountable for their records, and make sure that voters understand the other side and their real record.

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