Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Silently; noiselessly; without sound.
- Without expression in words; in a speechless or wordless manner; by implication from action or circumstances.
- adv. In a tacit manner; done in silence or implied.
- adv. in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement
- tacit + -ly (Wiktionary)
“Rather, it is to say that competent users of the term tacitly make those assumptions.”
“Vince, writer of said satire, hasn't done all his homework; his "ten" can be boiled down to half that many steps, and the lack of the defining adjective "Bad" in his title tacitly points up the cheap-shot nature of his diatribe.”
“I'll defer to Karen's greater expertise on campaign financing as to tease out whether anyone is behaving badly here -- or how bad the behavior is -- but the question seems to rest on McCain tacitly using FEC certification as de facto, theoretical collateral for his $4m loan:”
“(By praising Everything Is Illuminated's climax as a "pay-off," Janet Maslin tacitly admitted the grueling nature of the fun and games leading up to it.)”
“Maule showed tact in tacitly assuming the unexpected necessity for McKeith's abrupt departure – also that he had already bidden good-bye to his wife.”
“a caveat about the word "civilization". the word tacitly, tho very clearly, says ...”
“Isn’t McCain tacitly admitting Obama was RIGHT about being able to withdraw troops from Iraq without it falling apart???”
“Were this the sanction of government, our rulers would never receive it tacitly, which is the utmost that can be pretended; since what is given tacitly and insensibly can never have such influence on mankind, as what is performed expressly and openly.”
“And I've never noticed any mainstream or popular Democratic or "liberal" figures promoting - even "tacitly" - 9/11 conspiracy theories. chickenlittle wrote:”
“Sen. Claire McCaskill poses this dilemma tacitly in her announced health care goal.”
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