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How to use uncommunicative in a sentence

Inside the main cabin, the family huddled before the fire, as uncommunicative as cattle.
THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
Smith was unusually absent and uncommunicative, to such a degree that Nickelsen at last asked him point blank what was the matter.
DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
The chief distinction in the temperament of the sexes is that the men are frank and talkative, the women shy and uncommunicative.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
Here are two stray utterances, worth gathering from a man so uncommunicative in that form.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
But the young ladies were arch and uncommunicative, pretending that their attention was engaged in their hospitable duties.
THE MARK OF CAINANDREW LANG
Whether they had any traditions or not we are not informed—we only know that Stanley found them extremely uncommunicative.
STANLEY'S ADVENTURES IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAJOEL TYLER HEADLEY AND WILLIAM FLETCHER JOHNSON
He must have been equally uncommunicative to my mother, for she never mentioned your existence.
DEEP DOWN, A TALE OF THE CORNISH MINESR.M. BALLANTYNE
Aunt Eliza was brutally uncommunicative; but she was overheard to remark casually that she thought the man must be a lunatic.
THE GOLDEN AGEKENNETH GRAHAME
"Rupert has the gift of being exasperatingly uncommunicative," his brother told her.
RALESTONE LUCKANDRE NORTON
But, here as elsewhere, England is uncommunicative, and you may pass angels unawares.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN LONDONMRS. E. T. COOK.
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WORDS RELATED TO UNCOMMUNICATIVE

  • buttoning up
  • clamming up
  • close-lipped
  • closemouthed
  • hidden
  • hush-hush
  • mum's the word
  • on the Q. T.
  • private
  • reticent
  • retired
  • secluded
  • secretive
  • silent
  • taciturn
  • tight chops
  • tight-lipped
  • uncommunicative
  • unforthcoming
  • zipping one's lips
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