[ UK /tˈæsɪtli/ ]
[ US /ˈtæsɪtɫi/ ]
  1. in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement
    they are tacitly expected to work 10 hours a day
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How To Use tacitly In A Sentence

  • By saying she doesn't remember she is tacitly accepting the truth by not challenging it.
  • By pleading economic necessity, the company tacitly rules out of court all arguments based on morality or claims that they are supporting deviance.
  • On the one hand, in common usage, the term ‘grammar’ metonymically represents linguistic organization, even language itself, tacitly subsuming areas such as vocabulary and pronunciation.
  • For both tacitly assume that language learning, including syntactic learning, is not (or not entirely) subserved by special-purpose mechanisms. Innateness and Language
  • He doesn't apologise, just tacitly admits that yeah, maybe it is all these things.
  • In rugby, played by consenting adults who tacitly accept a degree of how's-your-father whenever they take the field, pretty much anything goes, especially in the darkened recesses of scrum, ruck and maul. The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Magda heard him out, smiled tacitly with peasant slyness.
  • That alone should give anyone of either party pause before tacitly endorsing an attack on the post-bellum Reconstruction policies of the Republican party.
  • Tacitly, the land became private property.
  • The election of Obama also offers, many believe, a chance for redemption: redemption from allowing unprovoked warfare that has killed and injured many Americans, and an unknown amount of Iraqi citizens; tacitly accepting torture, permitting a denegation of our civil rights, and through rampant deregulation allowing economic devastation which has ripped the entire fabric of the economy. Paula B. Mays: Ebenezer Scrooge - Hope, Redemption and the 2008 Election
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