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reticent
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
reluctant — especially to speak freely
  • On less personal matters connected with the important warfare in which he had been engaged, Mr. Poulter was more reticent, only taking care not to give the weight of his authority to any loose notions concerning military history.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- "The Young Idea" (56% in)
  • Mrs. Tulliver stood with her arms open; Maggie jumped first on one leg and then on the other; while Tom descended from the gig, and said, with masculine reticence as to the tender emotions, "Hallo!
    1.5 -- Book 1 Chapter 5 -- Tom Comes Home (4% in)
  • Mr. Glegg, like all men of his stamp, was extremely reticent about his will; and Mrs. Glegg, in her gloomier moments, had forebodings that, like other husbands of whom she had heard, he might cherish the mean project of heightening her grief at his death by leaving her poorly off, in which case she was firmly resolved that she would have scarcely any weeper on her bonnet, and would cry no more than if he had been a second husband.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (92% in)

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