She deducts points if the paper is not concise enough.
Vigorous writing is concise.
William Strunk Jr.
She gave a concise description.
I WILL be more collected—more concise.
Austen, Jane -- Sense and Sensibility
He pulls the box from my hands and refills it with swift, concise motions.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
Rubenstein was in his early sixties then, a heavyset man with dark hair, a deep southern accent, and a very clear and concise manner.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
Sophie knew to be concise.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
I’ve just learned a lot about being more concise.
Sarah Dessen -- Just Listen
those most concise and simple reasoners
Washington Irving -- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
That’s a concise way of putting it.
Ken Kesey -- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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He had that crisp voice, low to middle tones. Very direct. Concise. Confident, without a lot of icing on the cake.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Blink
Later, when I read it, I saw it was completely concise and to the point.
Sarah Dessen -- Dreamland
Then relate it briefly and concisely.
Kazuo Ishiguro -- The Remains of the Day
For the sake of conciseness I think I had better give a brief résumé of the bare facts of the case.
Agatha Christie -- The ABC Murders
"Conciseness is underrated," she said easily.
Sarah Dessen -- Lock and Key
It was thus vitally necessary for the church to step forward with a concise summary of the Christian doctrine, both in order to distance itself from other religions and to prevent schisms within the Christian Church.
Jostein Gaarder -- Sophie’s World
But I knew that he cared about me: he just conveyed it more subtly, as concise with expressing this emotion as he was with everything else. It was in the way he’d put his hand on the small of my back, for instance, or...
Sarah Dessen -- The Truth About Forever
"We met once," he continues. "Your name is . . . Yuri . . . sort of like your sister Eri’s except the first syllable." Keeping a cautious gaze fixed on him, she executes a concise factual correction: "Mari."
Haruki Murakami -- After Dark
My plan was clear, concise, and reasonable, I think.
John Steinbeck -- Travels with Charley
That was exactly what she was after, those concise little quotes that gave an insight into his character.
Nora Roberts -- Summer Pleasures
The radio announcer just reads the obituaries from the local paper out loud. People here say the program is very popular. It tells the town who has passed from their midst in a respectful and very concise manner.
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
a conciseness which Pope toiled and sweated for, came as easy as wit to Voltaire.
Voltaire -- Candide
Not a very good definition, but it’s the Concise Oxford."
Madeleine L’Engle -- A Wrinkle in Time
Nico explained as concisely as possible.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
I opened my mouth to give an extremely concise introduction and send Patch on his way, but Mom beat me to it.
Becca Fitzpatrick -- Hush, Hush
As a would-be suicide note it had seemed at the time, in terms of concision anyway, a minor masterpiece.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
Villefort had never been so concise and eloquent.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
John Milton was supple and concise.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
That is clear and concise.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
He explained what he wanted, spreading upon the still air of the room one short, concise, complete paragraph of thought, perfect as a gem with clean edges.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
"Ay, ay," said John, with equal conciseness.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
He again vividly recalled the details of the battle, no longer dim, but definite and in the concise form in which he imagined himself stating them to the Emperor Francis.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
"Thanks," he said concisely, as she put them down, and turned his shoulder upon her and stared out of the window again.
H.G. Wells -- The Invisible Man
How’s that for concise, he thought.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
A short dialogue on the subject of the country ensued, on either side calm and concise—and soon put an end to by the entrance of Charlotte and her sister, just returned from her walk.
Jane Austen -- Pride and Prejudice
"The name of the place where, and of the person with whom I lived, is my secret," I replied concisely.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
Whilst he gave these curt and concise orders, he had completed his change of attire.
Baroness Orczy -- The Scarlet Pimpernel
It contained half a line, in a hand perfectly British, and with a conciseness as perfectly Spartan: Thank you; be easy. d’Artagnan translated this for the others.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
Couched in clear and concise English he yet recognized it as the letter of a maniac.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
To these communications Peggotty replied as promptly, if not as concisely, as a merchant’s clerk.
Charles Dickens -- David Copperfield
In his own handwriting he set down a concise synthesis of the studies by Monk Hermann.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude
I WILL be more collected—more concise.
Jane Austen -- Sense and Sensibility
While the two had been going along conversing in this fashion, the curate observed to Dorothea that she had shown great cleverness, as well in the story itself as in its conciseness, and the resemblance it bore to those of the books of chivalry.
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
I can hardly imagine the young man whom I saw talking with you the other day could express himself so well, if left quite to his own powers, and yet it is not the style of a woman; no, certainly, it is too strong and concise; not diffuse enough for a woman.
Jane Austen -- Emma
But if he wrote to his father, no wonder he was concise.
Jane Austen -- Mansfield Park
Mr. Smallweed bears the concise testimony, "A few!"
Charles Dickens -- Bleak House
On his way to a good, concise answer, he took a few logical detours: (i) even taking everything pass/fail, he knew that his grade in Calculus would have been an A, and (2) in his other classes, he simply doesn’t know what his grades would be.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
But though he was taking a holiday now, that is to say, he was doing no writing, he was so used to intellectual activity that he liked to put into concise and eloquent shape the ideas that occurred to him, and liked to have someone to listen to him.
Leo Tolstoy -- Anna Karenina
A little misdirected, maybe, but hey, the grammar was good, the writing concise.
Chris Crutcher -- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Concisely he narrated all that had led up to the catastrophe, omitting nothing in Claggart’s accusation and deposing as to the manner in which the prisoner had received it.