In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It was okay for boxers of 50 years ago to be taciturn, but today the champion is expected to be an entertainer.
- This quiet and taciturn man has been as responsible as any individual for the rise in England's fortunes.
- But in her usual taciturn manner, the president kept silent, leaving it to her ministers to justify the hikes to the public.
- A smart yet taciturn girl, she never complained and she always followed her instructions to the letter.
- Friends described him as reserved, almost taciturn, but insatiably curious about science and technical processes.
- The taciturn landlord, never quite friendly, usually acceptably civil and occasionally helpful, must be a type specially bred to run such places.
- That taciturn man with the eyes of a kind wizard has brought about a veritable revolution in gymnastics.
- One is more taciturn, accepting what goes on with a shrug.
- He intends to go into management when he retires as a player, and already betrays some of the characteristics of his taciturn international mentor.
- He was conscious of it, but he was a taciturn man and just then he had nothing to say.
- Secretive and taciturn, he did not like to talk about himself and was loath to reveal too much about his thinking.…
- He was a rather taciturn individual who discouraged chatter in the theatre.
- He was an extremely taciturn man, so it would have been totally out of character for him to have consciously chosen to make up that sort of thing.
- Those who worked with the taciturn Field Marshall revered him.
- These were a taciturn lot, slow-thinking, cautious and secretive.
- He was also taciturn, but enumerated that he wanted a relationship with me.
- Never the most outgoing of men, he remains as taciturn as ever.
- I trained myself so well I now have to be careful not to be taciturn.
- Our group was a taciturn group of actors from theater, TV, and film, and we didn't even really meet beforehand.
- And she also tends to be rather taciturn, so many people who have access to her wonder what she's really thinking.
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