They seemed never before to have weighed much against the abundance of her husband's kindness and a uniform devotion which had come to be tacit
Now, Hepzibah had unconsciously flattered herself with the idea that there would be a gleam or halo, of some kind or other, about her person, which would insure an obeisance to her sterling gentility, or, at least, a tacit
recognition of it.
I don't mean that they had their tongues in their cheeks or did anything vulgar, for that was not one of their dangers: I do mean, on the other hand, that the element of the unnamed and untouched became, between us, greater than any other, and that so much avoidance could not have been so successfully effected without a great deal of tacit
By some tacit
consent, throughout the voyage little or no allusion was made to it, especially by the mates.
After that he no longer made love to her with his fiddle, but they would sit for hours in the kitchen, blissfully happy in each other's arms; it was the tacit
convention of the family to know nothing of what was going on in that corner.
I had made a tacit
contract with myself; it was my duty to abide by it.
Not anxious to come in contact with their fangs, I sat still; but, imagining they would scarcely understand tacit
insults, I unfortunately indulged in winking and making faces at the trio, and some turn of my physiognomy so irritated madam, that she suddenly broke into a fury and leapt on my knees.
As there seemed to be a tacit
understanding that the Aged was not in a presentable state, and was therefore to be considered invisible, I made a pretence of being in complete ignorance of these proceedings.
For four years he had thought of Nancy Lammeter, and wooed her with tacit
patient worship, as the woman who made him think of the future with joy: she would be his wife, and would make home lovely to him, as his father's home had never been; and it would be easy, when she was always near, to shake off those foolish habits that were no pleasures, but only a feverish way of annulling vacancy.
It was, indeed, only the relics and embers of the fight which continued to burn; for of the few knights who still continued in the lists, the greater part had, by tacit
consent, forborne the conflict for some time, leaving it to be determined by the strife of the leaders.
Don Quixote was not very well satisfied with the divinations of the ape, as he did not think it proper that an ape should divine anything, either past or future; so while Master Pedro was arranging the show, he retired with Sancho into a corner of the stable, where, without being overheard by anyone, he said to him, "Look here, Sancho, I have been seriously thinking over this ape's extraordinary gift, and have come to the conclusion that beyond doubt this Master Pedro, his master, has a pact, tacit
or express, with the devil.
There is nothing of this kind declared in the articles that compose it; and to imply a tacit
guaranty from considerations of utility, would be a still more flagrant departure from the clause which has been mentioned, than to imply a tacit
power of coercion from the like considerations.