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curt
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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Definition
brief to the point of rudeness
  • "Poetry is rubbish!" said Smerdyakov curtly.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (16% in)
  • He told it dryly and curtly.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (54% in)
  • "I know you are in a hurry to get to the prison," Lise said curtly, "and mamma's kept you there for hours; she's just been telling you about me and Yulia."
    Book 11 — Ivan (19% in)
  • Apropos of her acquaintance with Fyodor Pavlovitch, she remarked curtly, "That's all nonsense, and was it my fault that he would pester me?"
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (27% in)

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  • Both times Krassotkin met him with a curt, impatient refusal, sending Alyosha a message not to bother him any more, that if he came himself, he, Krassotkin, would not go to Ilusha at all.
    Book 10 — The Boys (51% in)

There are no more uses of "curt" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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