(a.) Habitually silent; not given to converse; not apt to talk or speak.
(1) The letters have been published amid growing signs that Charles is planning to rule in a far more outspoken way than the taciturn Queen.
(2) Last autumn, however, his allies told a Guardian investigation into the shape of his future reign that he intends to continue to make “heartfelt interventions” in public life after he becomes sovereign, in contrast to the Queen’s taciturn discretion on public affairs.
(3) Inside the Hark to Bounty pub in the Lancashire village of Slaidburn, I found taciturn young gamekeepers, cheeks flushed red from a day outdoors, quietly discussing their shoot by the open fire.
(4) He may claim to be "like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to my job", but others see something far less fun – describing him as taciturn, quiet, serious and work-focused.
(5) More than 20 novels later Rendell explained why she kept returning to her taciturn detective.
(6) He revealed his taciturn coach Ivan Lendl had given him a hug later.
(7) I'll find myself sitting cross-legged next to a taciturn Swedish engineer, a heavily tattooed biker, or another migrant – there's a computer programmer from Chennai – as our children play with the wooden blocks, rattles and drums.
(8) In receiving the David Cohen Literature Prize for lifetime achievement in 1995, he spoke of the sheer pleasure that writing gave him: "I'm well aware that I have been described in some quarters as being 'enigmatic, taciturn, terse, prickly, explosive and forbidding.'
(9) In the few interviews he has given over the past 50 years, he has come across as sombre and taciturn.
(10) Regimented, taciturn, Orwellian images of China's 17th Communist party congress have drawn little comment.
(11) Normally taciturn and professorial, Zeidan threatened to attack the tanker and sink it if it tried to leave.
(12) The legendarily taciturn Ford, when asked how he was, simply said, “I’m fine”, and then, perhaps sensing that was not enough, thanked Hardwick for asking.
(13) It’s impossible to say.” Murray, who tamed his once fiery temper, particularly during his two years with the taciturn Ivan Lendl, has continually expressed satisfaction with the two-time slam champion Mauresmo since she replaced the Czech on a short-term basis a few weeks ago.
(14) The taciturn Pierrepoint never bragged about “the job”.
(15) The fast-talking Ali invariably delighted in using the more taciturn Frazier as his stooge.
(16) The narrator is the 16-year-old Frank Cauldhame, who lives with his taciturn father in an isolated house on the north-east coast of Scotland .
(17) His default utterance is a grunt – that's how he responds when Jessica Chastain's glamorous dancer Maggie swans into town and takes a shine to him – but in spite of his taciturn nature, you can feel the heat of Forrest's intelligence.
(18) Didn't the way that even the most taciturn stars always wanted to take him into their most private confidence seem at all strange to him at the time?
(19) Far from being the taciturn meathead that his films generally make him out to be, he barely lets up for the 45 minutes I spend with him.
(20) She was well until August 20, 1988, when she was noted to have become taciturn and absent-minded.
(a.) Fearful of danger; timid; deficient in courage.
(a.) Indicating, or caused by, fear; as, timorous doubts.
(1) Disguised as "trainers", these lethal aircraft were used against the villages of East Timor.
(2) The epidemiology of Timor filariasis was observed during a clinical and parasitologic survey of persons living in a remote village on the island of Flores, Southeast Indonesia.
(3) Whistleblowers with dual citizenship who speak out on Australia’s national security – including those involved in allegations that Timor-Leste’s cabinet room was bugged – could face having their citizenship revoked under proposed laws.
(4) A spokeswoman for the AFP did not confirm the particular section of the referral, but said in a statement: “On 13 December 2013, the Australian federal police received a referral from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation relating to an allegation a former Australian intelligence officer disclosed information relating to operational activity in Timor-Leste.
(5) In 50 per cent the gynaecologist was to timorous because of a length of more than 7 cm.
(6) Australia has made fresh promises limiting how it might use documents at the heart of a dispute with Timor-Leste , attempting to weaken the case for the international court of justice to order the sensitive material be surrendered.
(7) We must not allow ideological opposition to dams to hold back development.” Money will also be pumped into trade and tourism, as a way of attracting investment in the region, including $2.5m for fostering business links with Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
(8) Daw Suu Kyi is the leader and is the one with the primary responsibility to lead, and lead with courage, humanity and compassion.” ‘It will blow up’: fears Myanmar's deadly crackdown on Muslims will spiral out of control Read more Nobel peace laureates who signed the letter include Jose Ramos-Horta , former president of East Timor, and Yemeni opposition activist Tawakul Karman .
(9) Impressed, one forgets that Australia has sustained continual military action since 1999, from East Timor to Afghanistan and Iraq.
(10) Voluntas vincendi maior timore perdendi” – “The will to win is greater than the fear of losing.” Anderlecht’s Steven Defour sees red over Standard Liège fans’ banner Read more This self-determination has proved vital.
(11) Collaery told the ABC he believed the key witness had been arrested in Canberra – the former intelligence official who had come forward as a whistleblower in the Timor case.
(12) We collect intelligence to save Australian lives, to save the lives of Australian people, to promote Australian values, to promote the universal decencies of humanity and to help our friends and neighbours, including Indonesia, and as I said our intelligence has been instrumental in defending many terrorist attacks in Indonesia and elsewhere.” Abbott’s comments come as a court case continues in the international court of justice in which East Timor has accused Australia of “unprecedented, improper and inexplicable” conduct after it raided the offices of a lawyer representing the country in a dispute over an oil and gas treaty.
(13) Timor-Leste has now initiated arbitration under article 23 of the Timor Sea treaty.
(14) Suharto gained his biggest reward for destroying the Indonesian left when he invaded East Timor in December 1975, only a day after the US president, Gerald Ford, and his secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, had dined with him.
(15) Timor-Leste is reluctant to pursue the Indonesian military for its crimes, provable in part due to Australian eavesdropping, in the name of enhanced relations with its all-powerful neighbour in Jakarta.
(16) It does not amount to a waiver of the rights which Timor-Leste has under international law in respect to its property,” he said.
(17) The pair reached an agreement that should have brought unity to East Timor, which has suffered awful violence since Indonesia invaded in 1975.
(18) The veracity of the allegations, which relate to negotiations in the Timor-Leste capital Dili in 2004 and Canberra in 2005, is yet to be publicly proven.
(19) Timor-Leste says Australia has failed to provide an explanation for the allegations.
(20) In 1999 one of those involved in Australia’s Timor-Leste intelligence operations told me: “When they say it, we hear it.” And that included the militias’ plans to raze the province after the autonomy ballot.