close-mouthed


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close-mouthed

(klōs′mouthd′, -moutht′)
adj.
Disposed not to talk; tightlipped.
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Cobb, "but you notice she stays right to home, and she's more close-mouthed than ever she was; never took a mite o' pride in the prize, as I could see, though it pretty nigh drove Jeremiah out o' his senses.
This was a difficult game, but the quiet, close-mouthed young Brahmin, helped by a good English education at a Bombay University, played it coolly, and rose, step by step, to be Prime Minister of the kingdom.
Thou be indeed a close-mouthed man, my son," said the priest, smiling.
Mitral was a being with a sinister wig, a face the color of Seine water, lighted by a pair of Spanish-tobacco-colored eyes, cold as a well-rope, always smelling a rat, and close-mouthed about his property.
So I got a shrewd, close-mouthed, tight-fisted money-lender to get the mortgage transferred to him.
Four decades later, clean-living, close-mouthed Hank Aaron came along and passed the Babe in a marathon drive fueled by his stoically suppressed rage at the white racism that dogged him on and off the field.
Her best friend in America cannot understand why Rowena is so close-mouthed about her budding romance.
He lived a double life, was close-mouthed, and disappeared without explanation.
You have to think there will be more Belk stores like this; there may already be some, but the notoriously close-mouthed Belk family isn't saying.
The smaller, independent hospital's response then was close-mouthed at worst, politely optimistic at best.
Second, cultural differences--different attitudes toward authority--are employed to explain why an employee might feel pressured and close-mouthed around management.
In fact, he is setting an example in open government - and making Dewar look like a close-mouthed control freak by comparison.