Sentence Examples


  • Frederick turned his head away to gaze outside the coach; the rictus on his face explained his reticence to speak.
  • The queen was privately opposed to Gladstone's Home Rule policy; but she observed in public a constitutional reticence on the subject.
  • But in general the tales that passed current about the gods are referred to only in mysterious and recondite allusions; as Herodotus for his own times explicitly testifies, a reticence in such matters seems to have been encouraged by the priests.
 
 

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