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concise

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Definition expressing much in few words
  • She deducts points if the paper is not concise enough.
concise = expressing much in few words
  • Vigorous writing is concise.
    William Strunk Jr.
  • She gave a concise description.
  • I WILL be more collected—more concise.
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Not a very good definition, but it's the Concise Oxford.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • concise = using few words
  • I've just learned a lot about being more concise.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • concise = expressing much in few words
  • Sophie knew to be concise.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • concise = use few words
  • 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
  • concise = expressing much in few words
  • "Conciseness is underrated," she said easily.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • conciseness = expressing much in few words
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • That's a concise way of putting it.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • concise = expressing much in few words
  • those most concise and simple reasoners
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • concise = expressing much in few words
  • He had that crisp voice, low to middle tones. Very direct. Concise. Confident, without a lot of icing on the cake.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • concise = expressing much in few words
  • Then relate it briefly and concisely.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • concisely = with few words
  • That was exactly what she was after, those concise little quotes that gave an insight into his character.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • concise = expressing much in few words
  • He pulls the box from my hands and refills it with swift, concise motions.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • concise = efficient (without waste)
  • 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 = expressing much in few words
    (Editor's note:  The suffix "-ness" converts an adjective to a noun that means the quality of. This is the same pattern you see in words like darkness, kindness, and coolness.)
  • My plan was clear, concise, and reasonable, I think.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • concise = without wasted actions or words
  • Later, when I read it, I saw it was completely concise and to the point.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • concise = expressed much in few words
  • 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'
  • concise = expressing much in few words
  • "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
concise = expressing much in few words

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