“I just got the curtest response - "I am sure someone will call you back - maybe later tonight.”
“Dilling nodded in his curtest manner and strode up-stairs”
“And then one night he greeted the mistress of the Ichiriki Teahouse in the curtest manner I'd ever seen, by strolling past without so much as a nod.”
“He left her standing alone in the middle of the floor as he swept from the ballroom, pausing only to make the curtest of apologies to Lord and Lady Howell.”
“Kevin bowed his curtest bow and stormed off, swearing under his breath.”
“All this rime Jacquie sat like silent thunder, accepting my offer of a meal with the curtest of nods.”
“This house will do whatever is incumbent upon it in good conscience,' said the abbot with chilly emphasis, and watched with an unrevealing face as Drogo Bosiet, with only the curtest of nods by way of leavetaking, turned on his booted heel and strode out of the chapterhouse.”
“I talk too much," he said, a curious admission from the curtest of the Emperors.”
“Customs-house officers eyed them with tired suspicion; porters took their money and hastened away with the curtest of acknowledgments; an engine panted sullenly as it waited for never-ending mail-bags to be hauled up from the bowels of the packets and dumped into the mail-van.”
“And with the curtest possible nod to the father, and no recognition whatever of the son, Mr. Blackett linked his arm in Matthew's and strode away to his carriage.”
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