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  • ...if the chaplain’s reticent, unimpressive manner were really just a sinister disguise masking a fiery ambition that...
  • They conducted their duties humbly and reticently, with a minimum of fuss, and went to great lengths not to antagonize anyone.
  • He would pass the time at Yossarian’s and Dunbar’s table with a shy, reticent smile, seldom speaking unless addressed, a glass of thick sweet wine almost untasted before him as he toyed unfamiliarly with the tiny corncob pipe that he affected selfconsciously and occasionally stuffed with tobacco and smoked.

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  • She was reticent initially, but eventually she opened up.
  • The candidate is reticent to discuss her personal beliefs in a public setting.

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