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curt
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • "Poetry is rubbish!" said Smerdyakov curtly.
  • He told it dryly and curtly.
  • "I know you are in a hurry to get to the prison," Lise said curtly, "and mamma’s kept you there for hours; she’s just been telling you about me and Yulia."
  • Apropos of her acquaintance with Fyodor Pavlovitch, she remarked curtly, "That’s all nonsense, and was it my fault that he would pester me?"
  • Both times Krassotkin met him with a curt, impatient refusal, sending Alyosha a message not to bother him any more, that if he came himself, he, Krassotkin, would not go to Ilusha at all.

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

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