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Word: reticent

Definition: inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence


Sentences Containing 'reticent'

(Doyle, who openly spoke of his part in killing O'Higgins, seemed far more reticent about this part of his career).
Ammon has been the conductor of many ascents on El Capitan, most of them in a day (under 24 hrs): Plastic Surgery Disaster, Wall of the Early Morning Light, Atlantic Ocean Wall, and most recent climbing one of the hardest routes on El Capitan, The Reticent Wall along with Dean Potter Ivo Ninov in 34 hours and 57 minutes, shaving the existing time by more than five days.
But, in short, it is very manifest that he had one alone whom he made mistress of his will, to whom he commended himself very frequently and very secretly, for he prided himself on being a reticent knight."
His female sitters of the 1850s and 1860s inhabit a different physiological climate from those he painted earlier; they are not reticent and reserved.
In his later life he became more reticent about associating himself with the publicity attaching to the Sitwells collectively, instead preferring to travel and concentrate on writing.

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