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This inversion of the courtly poetry popular in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in which women were confined to the role of the humble, reticent and inactive role of the beloved spars with the expectations of the 17th century reader.

Like many veterans, he was reticent about sharing his

Even by Victorian standards, James's reticence on sexual matters is striking.

He also demonstrated a great deal of reticence towards the case and Joan's memory, going so far as to advise Joan's mother in 1455 not to proceed with her claim.

Most of his financial commitment to such causes has - because of his own reticence - gone unnoticed.

Not knowing about Beryl's jealousy, she attributed George Formby's reticence on the set to her "frightening" appearance.

There is usually a reticence to discuss details of the ceremonies carried out in the Lodge Room because it might spoil the enjoyment of the individual concerned on "his night".

I totally understand your reticence to forward mail to Rochelle, even if you do find her. I will keep trying to find her, I really do want to meet her.

His manner was reserved to the point of reticence, and there was an air of unease or even evasiveness about him.

The reasons for this reticence vary.

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