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  • "Called 'em off on a snipe hunt," was the succinct answer.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
succinct = short and clear
  • Worked up to it, phrasing it neatly and succinctly with all the right adjectives.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Tom had laid out his case as succinctly and clearly as he could without blowing them away with details from his dreams.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • More succinctly, choosing money or love.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Frustrated with his rambling about music and careers, Cedric feels an urge to be more clear, more succinct, to get to the underlying point.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • "Get horses," he said succinctly.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • And swiftly, succinctly, she told him of the disappearance of Gray Stoddard.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • "I have never heard a profound truth expressed so succinctly," he said.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Lisbeth Salander told him succinctly what had happened during the night.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He's usually very direct and succinct," I told the interviewers.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • "Blood," he said succinctly.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • 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."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • 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.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • I had explained my position as succinctly as possible, adding that I would be most gratified to be guided towards a good inn.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Eragon relayed the message succinctly, refraining from distracting Saphira with questions.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Ophelia defined it succinctly: "Wherever he is, he's missing from somewhere."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • 'Bridge,' I replied succinctly.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • The other day, when we spoke, you had a way of putting it that I thought was very interesting and succinct.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was a PowerPoint presentation set in hard paper and was succinct in getting to the meat of the matter without delay.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I passed my message succinctly: "Sniper Two One, this is Glimmer Three-preparing to move."
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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