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We had by tacit consent begun to walk down the path toward the road.

A far-spreading, tacit complicity had hitherto saved him from the police.

Now you know this phrase is a tacit confession that all that has been said before is false.

Her father, by a hundred tacit signs, rejected her affection.

Her reliance on his secrecy, and his tacit acquiescence, increased his distress of mind.

They accompanied him because he insisted upon it, and with a more than tacit protest.

Most persons of ability meet in society with a kind of tacit appeal.

But can anything more strange be thought of than what is said of tacit compacts?

If it be so, what a number of tacit compacts there must be in the world!

He well understood the sort of tacit bargain that his mother had made with him.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from French tacite, from Latin tacitus "that is passed over in silence, done without words, assumed, silent," prop. past participle of tacere "to be silent," from PIE root *tak- "to be silent" (cf. Gothic þahan, Old Norse þegja "to be silent," Old Norse þagna "to grow dumb," Old Saxon thagian, Old High German dagen "to be silent"). The musical instruction tacet is the 3rd person present singular of the Latin verb.

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