At dinner the prince usually spoke to the taciturn Michael Ivanovich more often than to anyone else.
They were a curiously taciturn and reticent race.
One of the Frenchmen, with the politeness characteristic of his countrymen, addressed the obstinately taciturn Rostov, saying that the latter had probably come to Tilsit to see the Emperor.
Marya Dmitrievna came back to dinner taciturn and serious, having evidently suffered a defeat at the old prince's.
All alike were taciturn and morose.