reticences

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Noun[edit]

reticences

  1. plural of reticence

Noun[edit]

reticences pl (plural only)

  1. Things that have been left out of a piece of writing, etc.
    • 1845 November, L. Mariotti, “Morello; or, The Organ Boy’s Progress”, in W[illiam] Harrison Ainsworth, editor, The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, volume LXXV, number CCXCIX, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 643850556, chapter IX (Morello at Bow-Street), page 312:
      It required the blandishments and even the threats of the magistrate, to induce him to repeat his story; and then it came so involved and disfigured by innumerable reticenses and circumlocutions; he made such a sad jumble of it that no doubt remained in the magistrate's mind, and but little in the boy's own partisans', that the whole tale was an illgot-up fabrication, [...]
    • 1853, “Art. III.—Selections from the Records of the Bengal Government—No. IX. Report on the Teak Forests of the Tenasserim Provinces. By H. Falconer, [] Calcutta, 1852. [book review]”, in The Calcutta Review, volume XXI, number XLI, Calcutta: [] Sanders, Cones & Co., [], OCLC 776462641, page 155:
      [T]he endeavour to cloak the gubernatorial derelictions of duty, [...] is defeated as much by the revelations of the publication under review, as by its reticenses.
    • 1923 May, “The Pornographic Spanish Novel”, in The Urologic and Cutaneous Review, volume XXVII, number 5, St. Louis, Mo.: Urologic and Cutaneous Press, OCLC 1038575690, page 325, column 2:
      A Spanish novel writer who cannot be accused of undue sex reticenses is Vicente Blasco Ibanez, [...]

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Verb[edit]

reticences

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of reticence

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