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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He lives in a ramshackle building in an equally ramshackle area of a large town, with his uncle, a taciturn accountant who took him in when his mother, a brilliant scientist, was committed and later died.
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Let's admire the blank you have created, the sea of silence that surrounds you, the taciturn mountain you climb daily.