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curt
used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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Definition brief to the point of rudeness
  • In acknowledgement of this question, addressed to him with extraordinary curtness, Mr. Heep, uncomfortably clutching the blue bag he carried, replied that he was pretty well, he thanked my aunt, and hoped she was the same.
    Chapters 34-36 (57% in)
  • 'I don't know that it is,' said my aunt curtly.
    Chapters 58-60 (80% in)

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