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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.
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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