• WordNet 3.6
    • adv tacitly in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement "they are tacitly expected to work 10 hours a day"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tacitly Silently; noiselessly; without sound.
    • tacitly Without expression in words; in a speechless or wordless manner; by implication from action or circumstances.
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  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    “Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.”


In literature:

The more I thought of it, the more I felt that this was tacitly understood between Jones and myself.
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
It was maddening to be tacitly rejected as a possible wife and to be enthusiastically claimed as a self-sacrificing friend.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
He longed to assure himself of a tacit assent from her.
"The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot
During the short walk to Vinton's all mention of Ruth's name was tacitly avoided.
"Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
There is a common distinction of an express and a tacit consent, which will concern our present case.
"Second Treatise of Government" by John Locke
Every evening he came to Mme de Langeais' at the hour kept for him by a tacit understanding.
"The Thirteen" by Honore de Balzac
We had never once retouched on the subject of Fanny's marriage, and both of us tacitly avoided even mentioning the Trevanions.
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Still the engagement remained in force; the nuptials were tacitly deferred.
"What Will He Do With It, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
We shall swear tacitly to each other, not to love, but to conquer love.
"Lucretia, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Either people care nothing about it, or tacitly suppose it to be but his duty.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In poetry:

That you have all heard of Hume
I tacitly assume;
But you didn’t know, perhaps,
That his parents were Lapps.
"Clerihew – Hume" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
"So sweet the place," we said,
"Its tacit tales so dear,
Our thoughts, when breath has sped,
Will meet and mingle here!"…
"Words!" mused we. "Passed the mortal door,
Our thoughts will reach this nook no more."
"Middle-Age Enthusiasms" by Thomas Hardy
Nor yield we mournfully, majestic brothers,
We who have grandly fill'd our time;
With Nature's calm content, and tacit, huge delight,
We welcome what we wrought for through the past,
And leave the field for them.
"Song Of The Redwood-Tree" by Walt Whitman
There was quite a new expression on his lemon-coloured face,
And the unexpected odour won him temporary grace,
For we tacitly postponed the sacking-point till by-and-by,
And we tacitly said nothing save the one word, "rabbit pie!"
"My Other Chinee Cook" by James Brunton Stephens

In news:

Capturing the tacit knowledge of individuals in a way that can be leveraged by the company is perhaps one of the biggest challenges in knowledge management (KM).
'Cynical' policy tacitly encourages illegal immigration.
Emotions run high, but Utah tacitly approves of illegals.
Summer 2012 has demonstrated anew the impact of the industry's avid commitment to superheroes and also its tacit abandonment of cost constraints and of counterprogramming.
In a tacit admission that Web publishers are flooding its search engine with low-quality pages, Google has revised its methods to improve the usefulness of its results.
I call this the other insane position, because it tacitly endorses business as usual, which has produced $5.2 trillion in new debt over the last four years of Democratic congressional rule.
The DOJ tacitly supports racially motivated discrimination.
With John Cage 's "4'33" gaining popularity, it could be a tacit hit, at least in Britain.
Tacit Knowledge Systems turns e-mail into KnowledgeMail.
E-mail, in the mind of Tacit Knowledge Systems Founder and CEO David Gilmour, is a tragically underutilized tool.
Algeria has given its tacit approval for an.
In fact, they often seem to go looking for one another, with the tacit understanding that great players ought to have great rivalries.
Of affairs she must have guessed at and tacitly permitted: For she encouraged his Sunday drives across the river.
The state of New Mexico could lose out on tens of millions of dollars because it tacitly.
A psychology course teaches students to notice and oppose tacit acceptance of racism .

In science:

This is the case implicitely (and tacitly) assumed when using the standard GALPROP code, and it is presented in many publications [e.g. 2].
Cosmic-ray electron signatures of dark matter
During the numerical searches for stationary distributions only the tacit assumption of constant transition probability rates has been applied; the evolution results are obtained in terms of the number of pairwise momentum exchange events, not in terms of real time.
Non-Extensive Approach to Quark Matter
One should note that the experimental searches usually assume 100% branching fraction of the mode under study, and tacitly that the heavy quark is unstable.
Four Statements about the Fourth Generation
Polanyi 1967) Polanyi M., The Tacit Dimension, New York: Anchor Books. (1967) (Prusak 1997) Prusak L., Introduction to Knowledge in Organizations, L.
A theoretical foundation for building Knowledge-work Support Systems
In these notes, we will therefore sometimes tacitly impose the condition S[0,n] ⊂ BR without mentioning that the transition probabilities of the walk have been slightly changed.
Upper tails of self-intersection local times of random walks: survey of proof techniques