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But with what truthful yet reticent words can I convey the facts of Charley's case?

He was reticent of his own business, however much he wanted to pry into mine.

Sucatash sensed the fact that De Launay intended to be reticent.

She did not question him, however, but Rachel was not so reticent.

The man was a solemn, dignified, and reticent person, who had been groom to the late Bishop.

Urged or repressed, Beatrix would have held herself steady, reticent.

This reticent youth spoke only to Jenny, and to her alone he opened his mind.

Nevertheless he did not escape reproaches for having been so reticent.

That she was reticent, we shall prove from evidence of d'Aulon and Dunois.

She, a close student, too, but growingly distant and reticent.

WORD ORIGIN

1834, from Latin reticentem (nominative reticens), present participle of reticere "be silent" (see reticence).

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