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Definitionusing words sparingly
(Depending upon the context, this can have a negative connotation of minimizing social interaction due to ill feelings.)
- Abruptly she told him Will's news, tersely and in short words, feeling a sense of relief as she spoke.4.31 (43% in)
There are no more uses of "terse" in Gone with the Wind.
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