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compendiousness

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  • n. The state or quality of being compendious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being compendious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being compendious; conciseness; brevity; terseness; comprehension within a narrow compass.

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Examples

  • No study, however, of this outward ease and swift compendiousness of speech will teach us the secret that was beneath it in Voltaire, an eye and a hand that never erred in hitting the exact mark of appropriateness in every order of prose and verse.

    Voltaire

  • I will endeavor, my dearest Piso, to send you my opinion concerning Fate, written with all the clearness and compendiousness

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Its virtues were its compendiousness, its useful tables and explanations, its pragmatic, clear directions, and a certain sprightly and encouraging tone.

    American Pie

  • Christ, and by compendiousness of grace being saved completely.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

  • The soldiers wear a proud and martial mien, conscious that beauty will reward them with her approving glances; not to mention that there are a few less influential motives to contribute to keep up an heroic spirit, such as the dread of being made to "ride the wooden horse" (a very disagreeable mode of equestrian exercise, -- hard riding, in the strictest sense), or of being "laid neck and heels," in a position of more compendiousness than comfort.

    Biographical Sketches (From: "Fanshawe and Other Pieces")

  • Tyndale, in his revision, will "seek to bring to compendiousness that which is now translated at the length." [

    Early Theories of Translation

  • The_ BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW _says: "In compendiousness, elegance, and scholarliness, the Globe Editions of Messrs. Macmillan surpass any popular series of our classics hitherto given to the public.

    Hawthorne (English Men of Letters Series)

  • The _BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW_ says: "In compendiousness, elegance, and scholarliness the Globe

    Goldsmith English Men of Letters Series

  • The BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW says: "In compendiousness, elegance, and scholarliness the Globe Editions of

    Alexander Pope English Men of Letters Series

  • REVIEW _says: "In compendiousness, elegance, and scholarliness the

    Hume (English Men of Letters Series)

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