the state or quality of being reserved or reticent in conversation.
Scots Law. the relinquishing of a legal right through an unduly long delay, as by the silence of the creditor.
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How to use taciturnity in a sentence
Jean Paul Sartre rendered the idea with neat, existential taciturnity: “No Exit.”
Probably what most recommended her to the critical mind of Miss Warrender was her impassive taciturnity.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The man Ward must have lost some of his taciturnity, for the girl was laughing gaily at whatever he was saying.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
His replies were perfectly ingenuous, evincing nothing of the natural taciturnity and shyness of the Indian mind.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
Sergeant Newton Spooner returned to his routine duties with a grim taciturnity which did not invite conversation.The Code of the Mountains | Charles Neville Buck
On the subject of my uncle, the old coachman's taciturnity gave way to torrents of reproach.Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill