Taciturnity


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Taciturnity

Barkis
warmhearted but taciturn husband of Peggoty. [Br. Lit: David Copperfield]
Bartleby the Scrivener “I
prefer not to” was his constant refrain and all he ever said. [Am. Lit.: “Bartleby the Scrivener”]
Bert and I
taciturn “down-Easterners.” [Am. Culture: Misc.]
Coolidge, Calvin
(1872–1933) 30th U.S. president; nicknamed “Silent Cal.” [Am. Hist.: Frank, 99]
Laconian
inhabitant of ancient country of Laconia; people noted for pauciloquy. [Gr. Hist.: NCE, 1514]
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The outbreak of war in August 1914 added to Wilson's taciturnity with his cabinet.
Eddery, 60, a man of few words during his career - "I always kept quiet," he says, quietly - but now pleasingly shorn of that taciturnity, unconsciously supplies the description himself.
Ford has built his peerless reputation writing a uniquely proprietary version of the common man, one who resists the examined life with amiable taciturnity, who views regret as a waste of time.
Cox served Britain well because his unfailing rectitude compelled admiration, especially among the Arabs, though his taciturnity is said to have unnerved the Persians.
From time to time, he comes home with new products from his factories to be assessed by his reticent family, which has become so dopey in its pathetic state of taciturnity, created by his phallocentricism.
His models--like his sculptures, installations, photographs, and works on paper--display both an obscure taciturnity and a pronounced eloquence in their incorporation of seemingly explicit and literal titles, inscriptions, banners, and other lures.
Kapferer (1990) cited in Hooper (2001) lists "egalitarianism, independence, physical endurance, doggedness, taciturnity, loyalty, resistance to oppression, fortitude and perhaps a naive faith in humanity" (p.
Over two decades, Khamenei built himself a persona as a pious recluse cultivating taciturnity as an art.
Archives, however, are not a given, but constructed historically; they reflect particular relations of authority, the unequal resources by which the archival voice is produced, the fuller documentation--to make a very obvious point--of prolixity and not taciturnity.
Eugene's sense of production enunciates his stance as a capitalist, from time to time, as he brings a new product home from his factories to be assessed by his reticent family who have become so dopey in their pathetic state of taciturnity, created by his phallocentricism.
Portrayed through Billie Jo's perspective, the father's taciturnity is not noble but borders on selfish.