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  • adj. comparative form of curt: more curt


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  • “See here, Mr. Jarnock,” I said, perhaps rather curter than I should have done, considering what I had to say.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

  • Humpsea dumpsea, the munchantman, secondsnipped cutter the curter. —

    Finnegans Wake

  • My tooth gave a twinge, so I may have sounded curter than I meant.

    A Body In The Bath House

  • He nodded a dismissal curter than the one the servant had had.

    The Wicked Day

  • Perhaps her demeanor was stiller, her laconism curter, her distaste to uninteresting companionship and current small-talk more profound, than usual; but no one seemed to see the deeper tinge of her ordinary color, and she passed muster, for her creditably.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876

  • When he tried to insist Wolfe merely got curter, as he naturally would, and finally Liggett realized he was calling the wrong dog and gave it up.

    Too Many Cooks

  • The woman's voice was curter, and the uninviting muzzle of a bull-terrier was thrust out between the door and the woman's skirts.

    Seven Miles to Arden

  • He stood up, and made another bow, much curter than his former one.

    The Ivory Trail

  • Frederick was younger than the other men too; but his manner was, if anything, curter.

    The Happy End

  • And he became curter and curter, as he noticed the new deference which even Clara practised towards him.



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