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- adv. In a curt manner; tersely, almost rudely.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a curt manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a curt manner
- In a short and dry utterance; abruptly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
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Then he got the call after two P.M. Some man who wouldn't give his name curtly stating that M.lanie needed him.
His voice was heard calling curtly from the dining-room.
Nothing on this record could be described as curtly as a 'song'.
GMA, she answered "curtly," said one source: "No decision has been made."
“Any questions or concerns that you have should be directed to my attorney, David Weisberg,” she said curtly.
The security officer manning the entrance curtly informed Misha that Ms. Mitchell was not receiving any visitors that day and Misha promptly commenced to curse him out.
“Do you have an appointment?” the receptionist asked curtly.
Regan listened impatiently before curtly dismissing some with a promise to “give it more thought,” and dispatching others with a nod to Mick Lowe and an instruction to “get on it.”
If he had, Samuelson would curtly instruct him not to do something like that again.
Samuelson talked twice more to Trask: the first time to gather more information, and the second to explain, rather curtly, the plan they had conceived to limit the potential damage from his indiscretion.