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Definitionimplied or understood, but not expressed directly
- It was as if I had seen her admiringly and tenderly embracing Dora, and tacitly reproving me, by her considerate protection, for my hot haste in fluttering that little heart.Chapters 37-39 (73% in)
- If I tacitly checked this playfulness, and persisted, she would look so scared and disconsolate, as she became more and more bewildered, that the remembrance of her natural gaiety when I first strayed into her path, and of her being my child-wife, would come reproachfully upon me; and I would lay the pencil down, and call for the guitar.Chapters 43-45 (52% in)
- ' "It is not my intention," ' he continued reading on, ' "to enter on a detailed list, within the compass of the present epistle (though it is ready elsewhere), of the various malpractices of a minor nature, affecting the individual whom I have denominated Mr. W., to which I have been a tacitly consenting party.Chapters 52-54 (27% in)
There are no more uses of "tacit" in David Copperfield.
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