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reticent
used in Main Street

5 uses
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Definition
reluctant — especially to speak freely
  • Kennicott was not so reticent.
    Chapter 14 (18% in)
reticent = reluctant
  • She could—at times—agree with Kennicott that the shaving-and-corsets familiarity of married life was not dreary vulgarity but a wholesome frankness; that artificial reticences might merely be irritating.
    Chapter 15 (26% in)
  • The Smails did not "believe in all this nonsense" about privacy and reticence.
    Chapter 20 (36% in)
  • Whether she wore a low middy collar or dressed reticently for school in a black suit with a high-necked blouse, she was airy, flippant.
    Chapter 28 (61% in)
  • She was startled by the return of her father, startled by a sudden conviction that in this flaxen boy she had found the gray reticent judge who was divine love, perfect under-standing.
    Chapter 29 (77% in)

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