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tacit
used in The Mill on the Floss

6 uses
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Definition
implied or understood, but not expressed directly
  • "Do you like peppermints, young sir?" required only a tacit answer when it was accompanied by a presentation of the article in question.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (56% in)
  • Our friend Bob Jakin had, with Mumps's tacit consent, taken not only a wife about eight months ago, but also one of those queer old houses, pierced with surprising passages, by the water-side, where, as he observed, his wife and mother could keep themselves out of mischief by letting out two "pleasure-boats," in which he had invested some of his savings, and by taking in a lodger for the parlor and spare bedroom.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (2% in)
  • But it was tacitly understood that Stephen would not come in the evening; and on the strength of that tacit understanding he made his morning visit the longer, not saying good-bye until after four.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (56% in)
  • But it was tacitly understood that Stephen would not come in the evening; and on the strength of that tacit understanding he made his morning visit the longer, not saying good-bye until after four.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (56% in)
  • God knows, I've been trying to be faithful to tacit engagements, and I've only made things worse; I'd better have given way at first."
    6.11 -- Book 6 Chapter 11 -- In the Lane (65% in)
  • He longed to assure himself of a tacit assent from her.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (29% in)

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