Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Inferred or implied, tho unspoken.

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Usage examples "tacit":

  1. And while we are making stupendous efforts to recapture some such thing, does it ever occur to any of us to ask if we may not be mistaken in our tacit assumption that we are quite certain to remember everything else as soon as we try? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. And it is against the rapid spread of this feeling which we have to contend, much as we must guard against the conversion of these prejudices into tacit support and effective co- operation with the armed burghers of the sister Republics should their arms secure any initial successes. - "The Siege of Mafeking (1900)", J. Angus Hamilton.
  3. His assent could only be tacit, for he had never been dazzled by his sister's intellectual lustre. - "Washington Square", Henry James.