Knowing nothing about Barack Obama, one might initially find this reticence difficult to understand.
One can put that down to Edwardian reticence if one pleases.
It was natural that reticence would appear in their literature.
Yet in a strange display of reticence, she refused to get on stage and lecture as the men did.
This reticence—this reserve—suits Beck's voice and personality much better than the confessional self-consciousness of Sea Change.
For reticence is just on the boundary of deception, and it needs but a very little step to take one over the border.
In his reticence he had the sense of atoning not only to the apparition but to Miss Hernshaw too.
There was her reticence as to the ownership of the car and the way in which she had tried to prevent a meeting.
In no duty towards others is there more need of reticence and self-restraint.
She asked herself why she was afraid of him, and the answer she seemed to get was that his reticence frightened her.