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concise
used in Candide

2 uses
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Definition
expressing much in few words
  • a conciseness which Pope toiled and sweated for, came as easy as wit to Voltaire.
    Introduction (58% in)
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.)
  • A conciseness to be matched in English by nobody except Pope, who can say a plagiarizing enemy "steals much, spends little, and has nothing left," a conciseness which Pope toiled and sweated for, came as easy as wit to Voltaire.
    Introduction (61% in)

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