reticent


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temperamentally disinclined to talk

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cool and formal in manner

reluctant to draw attention to yourself

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"Then if it be essential that every knight-errant should be in love," said the traveller, "it may be fairly supposed that your worship is so, as you are of the order; and if you do not pride yourself on being as reticent as Don Galaor, I entreat you as earnestly as I can, in the name of all this company and in my own, to inform us of the name, country, rank, and beauty of your lady, for she will esteem herself fortunate if all the world knows that she is loved and served by such a knight as your worship seems to be."
Miss Bartlett looked surprised, and said that she had not read the book, nor known that it was published; Eleanor was a reticent woman at heart.
In contrast to his former reticent taciturnity Prince Andrew now seemed excited.
He was always very reticent about his affairs, and especially about the business which had taken him on the Continent.
Never had he been at such an altitude of living, and he kept himself in the background, listening, observing, and pleasuring, replying in reticent monosyllables, saying, "Yes, miss," and "No, miss," to her, and "Yes, ma'am," and "No, ma'am," to her mother.
Apparently this reticent person could unfold himself on occasion.
Not a whit less reticent and wooden was Mr Flintwinch outwardly, than in the usual course of things: the only perceptible difference in him being that the knot of cravat which was generally under his ear, had worked round to the back of his head: where it formed an ornamental appendage not unlike a bagwig, and gave him something of a courtly appearance.
It was remarked sometimes, however, by those who knew them best, that the confidence between the two did not appear to be complete, since the wife was either very reticent about her husband's past life, or else, as seemed more likely, was imperfectly informed about it.
4 May--I found that my landlord had got a letter from the Count, directing him to secure the best place on the coach for me; but on making inquiries as to details he seemed somewhat reticent, and pretended that he could not understand my German.
Why should she have been so reticent at the time of the tragedy.
A former officer in the German Army, undoubtedly influenced by his colonial service in the tropics, Suren used his camera to re-create scenes from the naked and blithe life of Germanic tribes prior to their contact with the more reticent Christian civilization.
Yet customers in the United States are reticent to accept goods instead of cash at the time of a claim ("Cash vs.
Caerphilly arts development team want everyone who has been a little reticent about putting themselves forward to attend a meeting at Blackwood Miners Institute on Tuesday, December 6, from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Vaughan was reticent to talk about the situation, but did say: "Until I have spoken in greater depth about the matter to those concerned, I am not prepared to speak publicly about the situation
Speyer was also reticent to discuss Tishman's plans for the MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue it bought last year for a record-breaking $1.7 billion.