RETICENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RETICENT
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reticent
 a.  inclined to keep silent; reserved; uncommunicative.
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  She was startled by the return of her father, startled by a sudden conviction that in this flaxen boy she had found the gray reticent judge who was divine love, perfect under-standing.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
2  She was quick at understanding the grandmothers who spoke no English, and the most reticent and distrustful of them would tell her their story without realizing they were doing so.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
3  Extracting a huge tome in which some by no means reticent mythological illustrations were contained, he set himself to examine these pictures.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
4  In contrast to his former reticent taciturnity Prince Andrew now seemed excited.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV
5  He immediately began to talk to Drummle: not at all deterred by his replying in his heavy reticent way, but apparently led on by it to screw discourse out of him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
6  Walloping, tail lashing, the reticence of nature was undone, and the barriers which should divide Man the Master from the Brute were dissolved.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
7  She liked the inwardness of the remnant of forest, the unspeaking reticence of the old trees.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
8  Her normal manner among the heathfolk had that reticence which results from the consciousness of superior communicative power.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
9  There was a little more reticence now than formerly in Thomasin's manner towards her cousin.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
10  If in telling the story I seem to be somewhat vague in certain details, the public will readily understand that there is an excellent reason for my reticence.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
11  This was the answer to Ashley's reticence, to his strange conduct.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  Leave us some dignity, some reticence to remember out of our marriage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
13  The Smails did not "believe in all this nonsense" about privacy and reticence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
14  As to Athos, faithful to his system of reticence, he contented himself with interrogating d'Artagnan by a look.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 9 D'ARTAGNAN SHOWS HIMSELF
15  de Treville--a thing which, considering the habitual reticence of the worthy Musketeer, had very much astonished his captain.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 10 A MOUSETRAP IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
Example Sentence:
1  It commanded its followers to be reticent � to never degrade intimate emotions by parading them in public.
2  He is very reticent about his past.
3  Fearing his competitors might get advance word about his plans from talkative staff members, Hughes preferred reticence from his employees to loquacity.
4  His reticence is more revealing than his speech.