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 same Catholic conviction could explain Fillon's famous taciturnity, a refusal to be ruffled, that can come across as either old-world courtesy or a cold reluctance to engage.
The outbreak of war in August 1914 added to Wilson's taciturnity with his cabinet.
The Wayne that emerges in the book is one that might confuse those with binary views of liberals and conservatives, taciturnity and effusiveness, masculinity and femininity.
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.
My interest here is not in rebutting Harrison but in underscoring his all-too-common invocation of democracy, justice, prosperity, and progress as a kind of expansive vision of charitable optimism, a universal form of consciousness and sense of self that contrasts with the alleged myopia and taciturnity of inward-looking and amoral/immoral--failed--Haiti.
Feminine truth originates in taciturnity, in a modest production of words, which Lulie never comes to recognise.
Durso's explosions buried Albert's taciturnity deeper than it actually is.
Donkin with his "picturesque and filthy loquacity" (Nigger 62) as a modern working-class agitator and his slacking stands as a contrast to Singleton with his taciturnity and staunch upholding of the work ethic of the Merchant Service.
Cox served Britain well because his unfailing rectitude compelled admiration, especially among the Arabs, though his taciturnity is said to have unnerved the Persians.
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.