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précis


in a fascinating two-page précis
  a sketchy summary (or to make one) of the main points of an argument or theory
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  • in a fascinating two-page précis
  • I know she goes in for giving a rapid précis of all her guests.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture Of Dorian Gray
  • He was concluding with a precis on the unhealthy attitudes engendered by Maycomb County when she interrupted: "Mr.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I know she goes in for giving a rapid precis of all her guests.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  • Deo took a deep breath, then delivered a three-minute precis of his escape.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • With this brittle precis of her obligations he left the table and went toward the bedroom.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
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Associated words [difficulty]:   précis [9]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Philosophy, Medicine, Law
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