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taciturn
used in One Hundred Years of Solitude

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Definition
with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • Taciturn, silent, insensible to the new breath of vitality that was shaking the house, Colonel Aureliano Buendia could understand only that the secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.
    Chapter 10 (90% in)
taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
  • Finally he reached the place where Melquiades used to set up his tent and he found a taciturn Armenian who in Spanish was hawking a syrup to make oneself invisible.
    Chapter 1 (92% in)
  • Upset by the news, Jose Arcadio Buendia stood motionless, trying to rise above his affliction, until the group dispersed, called away by other artifices, and the puddle of the taciturn Armenian evaporated completely.
    Chapter 1 (94% in)
  • He was short and stocky, with a black suit on and a hat that was also black, enormous, pulled down to his taciturn eyes.
    Chapter 7 (97% in)
  • At seven in the morning, when Colonel Gerineldo Marquez came to fetch him, in the company of a group of rebel officers, he found him more taciturn than ever, more pensive and solitary.
    Chapter 9 (73% in)
  • They perspired with the sweat of a horse and had a smell of suntanned hide and the taciturn and impenetrable perseverance of men from the uplands.
    Chapter 15 (47% in)
  • ...of the rain. the merchandise in the booths was falling apart, the cloths spread over the doors were splotched with mold, the counters undermined by termites, the walls eaten away by dampness, but the Arabs of the third generation were sitting in the same place and in the same position as their fathers and grandfathers, taciturn, dauntless, invulnerable to time and disaster, as alive or as dead as they had been after the insomnia plague and Colonel Aureliano Buendia's thirty-two wars.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)
  • The first night that the group visited that greenhouse of illusions the splendid and taciturn old woman who guarded the entrance in a wicker rocking chair felt that time was turning back to its earliest origins when among the five who were arriving she saw a bony, jaundiced man with Tartar cheekbones, marked forever and from the beginning of the world with the pox of solitude.
    Chapter 19 (86% in)
  • In the last ones he could be seen to be wearing a dark coat and a milk scarf, pale in the face, taciturn from absence on the deck of a mournful ship that had come to be like a sleepwalker on the autumnal seas.
    Chapter 20 (17% in)

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