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reticent
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

6 uses
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Definition
reluctant — especially to speak freely
  • Could intensity of love justify what might be considered in upright souls as culpable reticence?
    4 — The Consequence (84% in)
  • Resolutions, reticences, prudences, fears, fell back like a defeated battalion.
    3 — The Rally (97% in)
  • But owing to Angel Clare's reticence, to her absolute want of training, and to her being a vessel of emotions rather than reasons, she could not get on.
    6 — The Convert (42% in)
  • — Yours, J. DURBEYFIELD It was such a relief to Clare to learn that Tess was at least apparently well that her mother's stiff reticence as to her whereabouts did not long distress him.
    7 — Fulfilment (9% in)
  • She had told him she was not now at Marlott, but had been curiously reticent as to her actual address, and the only course was to go to Marlott and inquire for it.
    7 — Fulfilment (17% in)
  • Clare saw her efforts for reticence, and asked— "Do you think Tess would wish me to try and find her?
    7 — Fulfilment (25% in)

There are no more uses of "reticent" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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