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  • He was fussing at the hallstand, looking for the hat-brush, and answered me curtly: "Yes, boy, I know."
  • "O, don’t stir, Jack, don’t stir," said Mr. Henchy He nodded curtly to Mr. Hynes and sat down on the chair which the old man vacated.
  • He spoke volubly, but Mrs. Kearney said curtly at intervals: "She won’t go on.

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  • Her response was so curt it was almost rude.
  • a curt reply

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