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  • adj. Archaic form of laconic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See laconic, a.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as laconic.


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  • He was a laconical man and not prone to idle conversation.

    Under the Hammer

  • I expressed my thoughts thus ,trying to be laconical.

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  • It was laconical enough, for it had but one word, and that was

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  • To say, then, that it is JUST that barbarism should subserve civilization is a laconical axiom, which decides a plain question of right and wrong.

    The Right of American Slavery

  • "Whizz-bangs," was the corporal's laconical remark.

    Attack An Infantry Subaltern's Impression of July 1st, 1916

  • I was therefore able to rejoice Liszt with the following laconical protest which I sent him from my Swiss resort: 'Stahr is wrong, and Lohengrin is right.'

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  • In his habitual laconical way he counselled me to reserve all my savings for our journey, and to settle with my creditors when my Parisian successes had provided the necessary means.

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  • A novelist should be a comfortable, garrulous, communicative, gossiping fortune-teller; not a grim, laconical, oracular sibyl.

    My Novel — Volume 12

  • At the second visit of Gryphus, Cornelius, contrary to all his former habits, asked the old jailer, with the most winning voice, about her health; but Gryphus contented himself with giving the laconical answer, --

    The Black Tulip

  • Mediterranean, and in company of a royal fellow traveller might have been interesting even to the most eccentric Yankee, but to me it was a monotonous event, and the second evening while I was walking for some exercise on the deck, H.R. H. came up to me graciously expressing his regrets for not seeing me at the table, and inquiring if I was not feeling well, but he soon noticed my laconical way in excusing my absence, and he withdrew, leaving me alone in my admiration of a grand view on a moonlighted nature in the Mediterranean.

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