from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or quality of being compendious; conciseness; brevity; terseness; comprehension within a narrow compass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The state or quality of being compendious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The state or quality of being
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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.
I will endeavor, my dearest Piso, to send you my opinion concerning Fate, written with all the clearness and compendiousness
Its virtues were its compendiousness, its useful tables and explanations, its pragmatic, clear directions, and a certain sprightly and encouraging tone.
Christ, and by compendiousness of grace being saved completely.
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.
Tyndale, in his revision, will "seek to bring to compendiousness that which is now translated at the length." [
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.
The _BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW_ says: "In compendiousness, elegance, and scholarliness the Globe
The BRITISH QUARTERLY REVIEW says: "In compendiousness, elegance, and scholarliness the Globe Editions of
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