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taciturn
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Leaves of Grass
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  • Of sea-captains young or old, and the mates, and of all intrepid sailors, Of the few, very choice, taciturn, whom fate can never surprise nor death dismay.
  • O Tan-Faced Prairie-Boy O tan-faced prairie-boy, Before you came to camp came many a welcome gift, Praises and presents came and nourishing food, till at last among the recruits, You came, taciturn, with nothing to give—we but look’d on each other, When lo! more than all the gifts of the world you gave me.

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  • She is taciturn by nature, but people like her once they get to know her.
  • She’s a bit taciturn by nature, but before breakfast you’d think she is deaf and mute.

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