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Definition using few words
  • I need more than the book and my teacher's laconic answers to understand this material.
laconic = using few words
  • When asked why he wanted to climb the mountain, he retorted laconically, "Because it's there."
  • laconically = in a manner that uses few words
  • People enjoy her laconic sense of humor.
  • laconic = using few words
  • "He does his job," Lawley said laconically.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • laconically = in a manner that uses few words
  • Philip Lombard said laconically: "It might be."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • laconically = in a manner that uses few words
  • I always had a feeling that Jack knew something about Martin that he didn't want to mention.
      "Yeah, he's a good guy," he answered laconically and rolled over on his back, covering his eyes against the sun.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • laconically = in a manner that uses few words
  •   When I asked who had purchased it, he opened his eyes a thought wider, and paused a few seconds before replying, "It is sold, sir."
      "Pardon me," I said, with equal politeness, "but I have a special reason for wishing to know who purchased it."
      Again he paused longer, and raised his eyebrows still more.  "It is sold, sir," was again his laconic reply.
      "Surely," I said, "you do not mind letting me know so much."
      "But I do mind," he answered.  "The affairs of their clients are absolutely safe in the hands of Mitchell, Sons, & Candy."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • laconic = using few words
  • "Count me in, Professor," said Mr. Quincey Morris, laconically as usual.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • laconically = using few words
  • "And dinos aren't reptiles," Muldoon said laconically.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • laconically = in a manner that uses few words
  • The comic effect in these silent movies was often Chaplin's laconic acceptance of all the absurd things that happen to him.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • laconic = using few words
  • "Hello is girly," he informed her. "Real men are terse. Laconic."
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • laconic = use few words
  • He found a small, oil-stained box with the abbreviation Skid. laconically marked on it in pencil.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • laconically = in a manner that uses few words
  • The New England states use a terse form of instruction, a tight-lipped, laconic style sheet, wasting no words and few letters.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • laconic = using few words
  • retorts Miller laconically, and turns to Haie Westhus again.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • laconically = brief and to the point
  • He is a large man, slow of speech, laconic, immovable.
    Arthur Miller  --  Death of a Salesman
  • laconic = brief and to the point when speaking
  • Is there a more widespread notion than the one that rural people are laconic, and is there a rural place anywhere in the world whose people really are?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • laconic = using few words
  • laconic farmers
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • laconic = using few words
  • He did not say anything for a minute, but scratched his head and turned the snake over with his boot. "Where did you run onto that beauty, Jim?"
      "Up at the dog-town," I answered laconically.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • laconically = in a manner that uses few words
  • Dr. Van Helsing is laconic, he tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays them well to make the exchange of horses.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • laconic = uses few words
  • "What shall we do exactly?" asked Mr. Morris laconically.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
laconically = using few words

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