No one would confuse him the taciturn , forgetful and vengeful Senate Majority Leader. Tall and taciturn , he exuded the easy authority of a young man used to money and the deference that came with it. The exuberant, indefatigable Democrat from Oregon and the dour, taciturn Republican from New Hampshire made an odd couple. But he was also taciturn , rarely betraying his inner thoughts, his friends have said. I became irrational and flunked the tough-guy test, the show-me-the-evidence test, the taciturn Gary Cooper test. For to all outward appearances he was taciturn , unimaginative, self-willed.
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To save this word, you'll need to log in. The earliest currently-known example of taciturn appears in a satiric drama written in by James Miller, a British clergyman educated at Oxford. A character describes a nephew thus: "When he was little, he never was what they call Roguish or Waggish, but was always close, quiet, and taciturn. Examples of taciturn in a Sentence I went on speech strike … remaining defiantly taciturn through a procession of speech therapists and psychotherapists, verbalizing only to the gardener and swearing him to silence.
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