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Word: terse

Definition: concise; abrupt; pithy


Sentences Containing 'terse'

"Terse and to the point," remarked Holmes, stretching his long, thin legs towards the fire.
After a long period of inactivity, Beckett's poetry experienced a revival during this period in the ultra-terse French poems of "mirlitonnades", with some as short as six words long.
After a terse conversation with the captain and a brawl with a Zingaran bully, Conan is begrudgingly accepted as a lowly member of the crew and is allowed to remain on board. The ship then sails to a mysterious island where the captain hopes to find a legendary treasure and, perhaps, much more.
Blonstein lived in Basel, Switzerland, where she earned a living as a freelance translator and editor."terse, unusual images are the outcome of an English language that, mated to the other idioms she lives with — German, French, and Hebrew — shapes the transnational world of a language nomad.
His terse instruction—"Gimme Bang-Bang"—to one pulp writer sums up his approach.
In a uniformly strong cast, a superbly terse Cusack cuts that little bit deeper as a dying woman who understandably has no time for her husband’s hovering pain."
It features inaccessible, moody sound garnered with terse, experimental lyrics marking a sizable departure from Rambo Amadeus' usual antics.
Orders were terse statements of the timetable, which corps were involved, any corps movements and when the attack should take place.
Released the following year as "Mikroorganizmi", it featured inaccessible, moody sound garnered with terse, experimental lyrics marking a sizable departure from his usual antics.
The one detail Michael Panaretos shares about the Sultan's attack on Trebizond in his terse "Chronicle" is that "nearly all of his Melik's men were lost".
The terse message from the then Undersecretary for Management announcing the immediate change made it clear that this action was against his best judgment and insinuated that it was done because then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ordered it.
There follow the vignettes "Margaret" and "Oh My" where Ayers juxtaposes terse lyrics against measured backing.
They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.

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