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terse
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Catch-22
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  • ’That will be all, men,’ he ordered tersely, his eyes glaring with disapproval and his square jaw firm, and that’s all there was.
  • One of the surprising things always was the sense of calm and utter silence, broken only by the test rounds fired from the machine guns, by an occasional toneless, terse remark over the intercom, and, at last, by the sobering pronouncement of the bombardier in each plane that they were at the I.P. and about to turn toward the target.
  • ’I know that,’ Yossarian replied tersely, with a sudden surge of scowling annoyance.
  • Yossarian worked his way through to the front and let out a long, agonized groan when he read the terse announcement there: Due to circumstances beyond my control, there will be no big parade this Sunday afternoon.

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  • Her tweets are terse and insightful.
  • Her report is short, terse, and easy to understand.

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