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  • He did so, telling the story briefly and succinctly.   (source)
    succinctly = clearly with few words
  • We, at the Grange, never got a very succinct account of his state preceding it; all that I did learn was on occasion of going to aid in the preparations for the funeral.   (source)
    succinct = clear
  • My father put it more succinctly.†   (source)
  • The other day, when we spoke, you had a way of putting it that I thought was very interesting and succinct.†   (source)
  • In all these months, out of all the well-meaning conversations she'd had with doctors and psychiatrists and even other kids from the school, no one had captured, so succinctly, what it felt like to be her.†   (source)
  • As one Berkeley scientist put it, more succinctly: "He couldn't run a hamburger stand.†   (source)
  • Eragon relayed the message succinctly, refraining from distracting Saphira with questions.†   (source)
  • Their physiognomy is hard to describe succinctly.†   (source)
  • I kept it as succinct as possible — leaving out anything that wasn't essential.†   (source)
  • I passed my message succinctly: "Sniper Two One, this is Glimmer Three-preparing to move."†   (source)
  • Thursday we didn't go over there at all because we really had to go to the library for this report for Problems in American Democracy: Read the amendments to the Constitution and condense the meaning of each into one succinct sentence.†   (source)
  • Pickel interviewed the mayor and Nathaniel Nyok and published news of the dispute in a succinct 633-word article.†   (source)
  • Lisbeth Salander told him succinctly what had happened during the night.†   (source)
  • A few days later, I sit in Language and Literacy, staring at the instructor as she talks about the importance of composing succinct messages when communicating via port.†   (source)
  • "Sonny's nice," Emily Sue said succinctly.†   (source)
  • I had explained my position as succinctly as possible, adding that I would be most gratified to be guided towards a good inn.†   (source)
  • More succinctly, choosing money or love.†   (source)
  • His faith in the goodness of American technology was succinctly expressed by the title of a film that the Disney Studio produced for Westinghouse Electric: The Dawn of Better Living.†   (source)
  • I grasped how others came to the matter at hand directly, and who made a set of arguments succinctly and cogently.†   (source)
  • "Get horses," he said succinctly.†   (source)
  • Frustrated with his rambling about music and careers, Cedric feels an urge to be more clear, more succinct, to get to the underlying point.†   (source)
  • And swiftly, succinctly, she told him of the disappearance of Gray Stoddard.†   (source)
  • Brown Ben Plumm, the captain of the Second Sons, had put it more succinctly.†   (source)
  • Ophelia defined it succinctly: "Wherever he is, he's missing from somewhere."†   (source)
  • Few would ever provide a more succinct description of Washington's particular hold on men.†   (source)
  • It was possible that there were other vus of which he had never heard and that one of these other vus would explain succinctly the bafing phenomenon of which he had been both a witness and a part; it was even possible that none of what he thought had taken place, really had taken place, that he was dealing with an aberration of memory rather than of perception, that he never really had thought he had seen, that his impression now that he once had thought so was merely the illusion of an illusion, and that he was only now imagining that he had ever once imagined seeing a naked man sitting in a tree at the cemetery.†   (source)
  • Worked up to it, phrasing it neatly and succinctly with all the right adjectives.†   (source)
  • Tom had laid out his case as succinctly and clearly as he could without blowing them away with details from his dreams.†   (source)
  • She made her points succinctly, altering the cashiers checks to bearer bonds, payable in dollars, in denominations ranging from a maximum of twenty thousand dollars to a minimum of five.†   (source)
  • Phaedrus wrote, with some beginning awareness that he was involved in a strange kind of intellectual suicide, "Squareness may be succinctly and yet thoroughly defined as an inability to see quality before it's been intellectually defined, that is, before it gets all chopped up into words — .†   (source)
  • It was a PowerPoint presentation set in hard paper and was succinct in getting to the meat of the matter without delay.†   (source)
  • Carmen Fought summed it up succinctly.†   (source)
  • Maybe I can summarize it succinctly.†   (source)
  • Quickly and succinctly, with commendable self-control, Clarise revealed what she knew of her mother-in-law's horrible death.†   (source)
  • Or as a twenty-year-old farm boy in the 1st Minnesota Infantry put it more succinctly in December, 1861: "The war will never end until we end slavery."†   (source)
  • The section closed with the following succinct remarks: "The wolf is a savage, powerful killer.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, he had a terrible sense of things in motion, secret powers at work in the ancient plaster walls, devouring and building, and forces growing and restive in the trees, the very earth itself succinct with spirit.†   (source)
  • "An admirably succinct and accurate summary, yes," said Dumbledore, bowing his head.   (source)
    succinct = clear in few words
  • "Told you," said Hermione succinctly, " Sooner you ask someone, sooner they'll all leave you alone and you can —"   (source)
    succinctly = without extra words
  • In a few succinct movements, she had served portions of the fennel and olives, and topped the filet with the charred lemon.   (source)
    succinct = quick and without waste
  • Showing a sense of personal restraint that was almost out of character, the Count had restricted himself to two succinct pieces of parental advice.   (source)
    succinct = short and clear
  • The text of the proposition summarized the motivation succinctly: "This state finds that illegal immigration is causing economic hardship to this state and that illegal immigration is encouraged by public agencies within this state that provide public benefits without verifying immigration status."   (source)
    succinctly = in a clear and concise manner
  • Goodmen, I know you are all busy, so I will be succinct.†   (source)
  • I wouldn't put it so succinctly, but I see you get the point.†   (source)
  • "That was pretty succinct," Eriksson said and turned the volume down.†   (source)
  • He told her succinctly what had happened.†   (source)
  • Are you crazy?" screeched Rachel Swayne, in her own succinct way answering Jason's question.†   (source)
  • When she had mentioned this to Panov, his reply was succinct: "David couldn't kill.†   (source)
  • To be succinct,tactics.†   (source)
  • I like succinct language.†   (source)
  • Some months later, after one of the most unfortunate passages in a long public life, he would acknowledge succinctly to John Quincy that, in truth, the office he held was "not quite adapted to my character," that it was too inactive, too "mechanical," and that mistakenly he was inclined to think he must "throw a little light on the subject" when need be.†   (source)
  • Yes,Melanie agreed succinctly.†   (source)
  • That's succinct.†   (source)
  • When he spoke, his voice was so quiet and sure and his words so succinct that Deo felt that he wanted to lean toward him to listen, even when Lonjino was scolding him: for bringing back water full of tadpoles, or for stealing a bunch of bananas from a farmer whose land they camped on.†   (source)
  • From Bilbo's succinct biography Salander learned that Forbes was born in Pine Bluff, Nevada, and had worked as a farmer, businessman, school administrator, local correspondent for a newspaper in New Mexico, and manager of a Christian rock band before joining the Church of Austin South at the age of thirty-one.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist gave him a succinct account.†   (source)
  • It is so encircled with deep navigable water that whoever commands the sea must command the town," he had succinctly summed up the situation.†   (source)
  • As he would explain succinctly to John Hancock, "I well knew we could not reach it [Trenton] before day was fairly broke, but as I was certain there was no making a retreat without being discovered, and harassed on repassing the river, I determined to push on at all events."†   (source)
  • He pushed away the sheet of paper with the nine succinct points that Berger had presented at the weekly meeting of the budget committee.†   (source)
  • At that succinct and totally unexpected reply, Jonathan Lemuel had lifted his astonished eyes to the ceiling.†   (source)
  • When Ekström had finished questioning the witness Melker Hansson from the technical unit of the Göteborg police, Advokat Giannini had asked some succinct questions.†   (source)
  • He had once mentioned this gastronomical phenomenon to Mo Panov, who had a succinct reply: "If your crazy head doesn't kill you, your stomach will.†   (source)
  • You're succinct.†   (source)
  • The East and West come together at least in this: they are both of them rational, succinct with the dignity of mind's separation from matter.†   (source)
  • "I have never heard a profound truth expressed so succinctly," he said.†   (source)
  • Early that day, 7 August, the Japanese radio broadcast for the first time a succinct announcement that very few, if any, of the people most concerned with its content, the survivors in Hiroshima, happened to hear: 'Hiroshima suffered considerable damage as the result of an attack by a few B-29s.†   (source)
  • This succinct formulation by a modern physicist, illustrating the world picture as he saw it in 1928,27 gives precisely the sense of the mythological cosmic egg.†   (source)
  • 'Bridge,' I replied succinctly.†   (source)
  • " A corresponding formulation by Jesus makes the point more succinctly: "Whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.†   (source)
  • Suddenly Nicole interrupted in succinct Chicagoese: "Bull!"†   (source)
  • Philip wired a succinct affirmative, and next morning a stranger presented himself at the studio.†   (source)
  • "No," responded Amory succinctly, "I'm walking because I can't afford to ride."†   (source)
  • "Yes, sir, I know you can," replied Clyde very much impressed by his cousin's succinct demand, although, after Rita, a little dubious.†   (source)
  • He would be departing at almost the same moment when Marusya of the prominent breasts was supposed to return (it was common knowledge that she would be back on October first); whereas for him, Hans Castorp the civilian, a departure seemed impossible, because—to put it openly and succinctly—he had to wait for Clavdia Chauchat, about whose return he had heard nothing at all.†   (source)
  • He was conscious that he was talking in a loud voice, very succinctly and convincingly, he thought, about a desire to crush people under his heel.†   (source)
  • She sat down and wrote on the four pages of a note-sheet a succinct narrative of those events of three or four years ago, put it into an envelope, and directed it to Clare.†   (source)
  • The house was just such as I had pictured it from Sherlock Holmes' succinct description, but the locality appeared to be less private than I expected.†   (source)
  • She did not wish to probe the inwardness of Lily's situation, but simply to view it from the outside, and draw her conclusions accordingly; and these conclusions, at the end of a confidential talk, she summed up to her friend in the succinct remark: "You must marry as soon as you can."†   (source)
  • Later, while he shaved, Nicole awoke and marched around, giving abrupt, succinct orders to children and servants.†   (source)
  • And then Hans Castorp followed this with a duet from a modern Italian opera; and there could be nothing on earth more tender than the demure, intense mingling of emotions between a world-famous tenor, who was well represented in the albums, and a little soprano with a voice sweet and clear as glass—than his "Da' mi il braccio, mia piccina," and her answering melodic phrase, so simple, sweet, and succinct.†   (source)
  • and the Infanta, and Don Pedro and Seville and Granada, from time to time in the right proportions—they may have changed the names a little since I saw the papers—and serve up a bull-fight when other entertainments fail, it will be true to the letter, and give us as good an idea of the exact state or ruin of things in Spain as the most succinct and lucid reports under this head in the newspapers: and as for England, almost the last significant scrap of news from that quarter was the revolution of 1649; and if you have learned the history of her crops for an average year, you never need attend to that thing again, unless your speculations are of a merely pecuniary character.†   (source)
  • Nay, more, to render their mode of speech more succinct, they personify the subject of these abstract terms, and make it act like a real entity.†   (source)
  • Gringoire made haste to relate to him as succinctly as possible, all that the reader already knows, his adventure in the Court of Miracles and the broken-crock marriage.†   (source)
  • My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events.†   (source)
  • The dialogue that now took place between the affectionate pair was sufficiently succinct and expressive.†   (source)
  • In this retrospective chapter I shall be succinct, for I shall take care to remind the reader very summarily of what he already knows; and I shall only select the most prominent of those facts which I have not yet pointed out.†   (source)
  • Deerslayer then commenced a succinct but clear narrative of all that occurred during the night, in no manner concealing what had befallen his two companions, or his own opinion of what might prove to be the consequences.†   (source)
  • But I am at a loss to explain the political action of the American tribunals without entering into some technical details of their constitution and their forms of proceeding; and I know not how to descend to these minutiae without wearying the curiosity of the reader by the natural aridity of the subject, or without risking to fall into obscurity through a desire to be succinct.†   (source)
  • These abstract terms which abound in democratic languages, and which are used on every occasion without attaching them to any particular fact, enlarge and obscure the thoughts they are intended to convey; they render the mode of speech more succinct, and the idea contained in it less clear.†   (source)
  • The young man then gave his friend a succinct, but clear account, of the event of the morning, concealing nothing of any moment, and yet touching on every thing modestly and with a careful attention to avoid the Indian habit of boasting.†   (source)
  • "Fell off," Jamie said succinctly.†   (source)
  • "Scot," he finished for me, succinctly.†   (source)
  • "Toads," she said succinctly.†   (source)
  • This is the tendency toward succinctness [Pg159] and clarity, at whatever sacrifice of grace.†   (source)
  • quires and reams of India paper would have to be requisitioned in order to contain the complete tale of its printed integers of units, tens, hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions, billions, the nucleus of the nebula of every digit of every series containing succinctly the potentiality of being raised to the utmost kinetic elaboration of any power of any of its powers.†   (source)
  • It has in it precisely the boldness and disdain of ordered forms that are so characteristically American, and it has too the grotesque humor of the country, and the delight in devastating opprobriums, and the acute feeling for the succinct and savory.†   (source)
  • It may, on the one hand, show nothing save a succinct caution that time is money, say, "Do It Now," or "This Is My Busy Day"; on the other hand, it may embody a long and complex sentiment, ornately set forth.†   (source)
  • On the one hand it is a habit of verbal economy—a jealous disinclination to waste two words on what can be put into one, a natural taste for the brilliant and [Pg162] succinct, a disdain of all grammatical and lexicographical daintiness, born partly, perhaps, of ignorance, but also in part of a sound sense of their imbecility.†   (source)
  • That is to say, we incline toward a directness of statement which, at its greatest, lacks restraint and urbanity altogether, and toward a hospitality which often admits novelties for the mere sake of their novelty, and is quite uncritical of the difference between a genuine improvement in succinctness and clarity, and mere extravagant raciness.†   (source)
  • But first he casts to change his proper shape,
    Which else might work him danger or delay:
    And now a stripling Cherub he appears,
    Not of the prime, yet such as in his face
    Youth smiled celestial, and to every limb
    Suitable grace diffused, so well he feigned:
    Under a coronet his flowing hair
    In curls on either cheek played; wings he wore
    Of many a coloured plume, sprinkled with gold;
    His habit fit for speed succinct, and held
    Before his decent steps a silver wand.†   (source)
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