I will not promise even to equal the elegant terseness of Mrs. Elton, by calling you Mr. K.—But I will promise," she added presently, laughing and blushing—"I will promise to call you once by your Christian name.
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Her tweets are terse and insightful.
Her report is short, terse, and easy to understand.