Knowing nothing about Barack Obama, one might initially find this reticence difficult to understand.
One can put that down to Edwardian reticence if one pleases.
It was natural that reticence would appear in their literature.
Yet in a strange display of reticence, she refused to get on stage and lecture as the men did.
This reticence—this reserve—suits Beck's voice and personality much better than the confessional self-consciousness of Sea Change.
For reticence is just on the boundary of deception, and it needs but a very little step to take one over the border.
But the tutor's reticence and the younger man's respect prevented it.
There was her reticence as to the ownership of the car and the way in which she had tried to prevent a meeting.
That reticence upon the vital point was characteristically English.
She asked herself why she was afraid of him, and the answer she seemed to get was that his reticence frightened her.