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.
  • He has left us two detailed accounts of the proceedings of the council of St Basle; and, despite his reticence, it is impossible to doubt that he was the moving spirit in Arnulf's deposition.
  • While he knew he'd have to speak to Corday sooner or later, he hoped to first learn the reason for his wife's reticence about discussing the ice park fall.
  • 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.