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  • adj. Habitually taciturn, prone to silence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Habitually silent; taciturn; reticent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Habitually silent; taciturn; reticent.


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  • At far greater houses there was more gayety, at richer houses there was more freedom; the suppression at Mrs. Horn's was a personal, not a social, effect; it was an efflux of her character, demure, silentious, vague, but very correct.

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