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 Meanings and Examples of TACIT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
tacit
 a.  indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  It was a secret he would never learn, for everyone from Ellen down to the stupidest field hand was in a tacit and kindly conspiracy to keep him believing that his word was law.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  One or two of the men wandered off in search of their partners for supper, and the others, noticing Selden's approach, gave way to him in accordance with the tacit freemasonry of the ball-room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  No one referred to it, and this tacit avoidance of the subject kept it in the immediate foreground of consciousness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
4  By some tacit consent, throughout the voyage little or no allusion was made to it, especially by the mates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
5  They do not see that by their tacit encouragement, their silent acquiescence, the black shadow of lawlessness in the form of lynch law is spreading its wings over the whole country.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In IV
6  They seemed never before to have weighed much against the abundance of her husband's kindness and a uniform devotion which had come to be tacit and self-understood.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In III
7  Mr. Pontellier had been a rather courteous husband so long as he met a certain tacit submissiveness in his wife.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIX
8  His attitude became one of good-humored subservience and tacit adoration.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
9  Jean Valjean had tacitly accepted Cosette's tacit consent.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
10  Two men who have a secret in common, and who, by a sort of tacit agreement, exchange not a word on the subject, are less rare than is commonly supposed.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VII—THE EFFECTS OF DREAMS MINGLED WITH HAPPINESS
11  Her husband had not been obliged to say anything to her; she yielded to the vague but clear pressure of his tacit intentions, and obeyed blindly.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER I—PITY FOR THE UNHAPPY, BUT INDULGENCE FOR THE HA...
12  Thus it was easy, and almost natural for children, by a tacit, and scarce avoidable consent, to make way for the father's authority and government.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  There is a common distinction of an express and a tacit consent, which will concern our present case.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  The difficulty is, what ought to be looked upon as a tacit consent, and how far it binds, i.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
15  'So if yer want t' key, yer'd better tacit.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Example Sentence:
1  I absolutely don't say I love you, this is between us the tacit understanding.
2  By tacit agreement , Clark's friends all avoided any mention of his mentally ill wife.
3  The question was a tacit admission that a mistake had indeed been made.
4  We have a tacit agreement based on only a handshake.