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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.