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reticent
used in Lonesome Dove

3 uses
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Definition
reluctant — especially to speak freely
  • Jasper had never been reticent, but now it seemed he had to be talking every waking minute as a means of holding his own fears in balance.
    Chapters 38-39 (65% in)
reticent = reluctant to speak
  • July was reticent about such things and would walk far into the woods when he had to go, to spare her any embarrassment.
    Chapters 36-37 (9% in)
  • She found his reticence and shyness strangely irritating—it sometimes made her want to tell him what she had really done before they married.
    Chapters 36-37 (10% in)

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