a woman of few words

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a woman of few words

A woman who does not speak often or at length. Despite being a woman of few words, Sarah was well-respected in her field because of her actions.
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a man/woman of few ˈwords

a person who does not talk much: Mr Robins was a man of few words, but his opinions were always respected.
See also: few, man, of, woman, word
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Norris is too just--but you know I am a woman of few words and professions.
Catherick was a woman of few words, a clear-headed, straightforward, unimaginative person, who wrote briefly and plainly, just as she spoke.
Singer-actor Sarah Geronimo was a woman of few words in an interview at an event announcing her latest endorsement.
She is a woman of few words and leaves a Maya Sarabhai impression.
Ms Sephiri, a woman of few words, thanked everyone for their efforts in the project and praised the Lord as all was possible because of him.
In high school, Montgomery, a native of the state of Washington, was a young woman of few words.
Mrs Eats enjoyed her little bit of Christmas, accompanied with pigs in blankets and stuffing - a woman of few words (I wish!), she agreed it was a 'job well done.'.
Mrs Eats enjoyed her little bit of Christmas, accompanied with pigs in blankets and stuffing -- a woman of few words (I wish!!), she agreed it was a 'job well done'.
As a woman of few words, Tarek keeps her art simple and straightforward, depending on the subtle eloquence of abstract expression.
Iconic actress Sridevi, who died in Dubai on Saturday night, was a woman of few words who let her films make all the noise.
The character has been a woman of few words in the previous season.
She was a very serious person and a woman of few words. Even within the family she only really spoke when necessary," she says.
Adichie's main character's mother is a woman of few words, living for decades in an abusive relationship with Kambili's father.
Weezy, a woman of few words, will forever be remembered for her beautiful personality and kind heart.
Aunt Edna was a woman of few words, short in stature but a giant in her effect on several generations of our family.