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  • adj. comparative form of pithy: more pithy


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  • And with academic tomes getting ever longer while tweets gets ever pithier, the essay may seem like a bit of a relic to many others too – a bit like county cricket squeezed between tests and Twenty 20.

    In praise of … the essay | Editorial

  • I wish Obama would give pithier answers, be a bit less professorial.

    Matthew Yglesias » Obama Presser

  • I give my assent to "the abundance of positive representations of love" -- how about a pithier slogan?

    Do you think "Consent is Sexy"?

  • Devotees of popular history will have met some of these stories in the work of Liza Picard, Witold Rybczynski, Daniel Boorstin and others, but it's hard to imagine a better synthesizer than Bryson, or a pithier aphorist.

    Book review: 'At Home' by Bill Bryson

  • A pithier expression of this lament was the headline of an online column by liberal Republican Charles Fried: "Obama Is Too Good for Us."

    The Left's Summer of Discontent

  • Bartz offered a pithier description: Our job is fantastic information for people in fantastically interesting ways [...]

    Yahoo CEO: 'Do I Look Like A Wimp?' (VIDEO)

  • Each week, it seems, the writing gets a little sharper, pithier, wittier.

    STATE DINNER: Here's the animated Obama/Hu Jintao party you DIDN'T see...

  • I've noticed lately that many literary weblogs are indeed trying out more ambitious ways of engaging with current books and writing -- longer reviews, shorter but pithier reviews, well-conducted interviews with authors (Robert Birnbaum obviously, but Mark Sarvas's interview with Andrew Sean Greer could also serve as a model of the form), extended commentary of various sorts -- but reattaching criticism to literature needn't take place only in blogs.

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • He wound up coining a phrase that is pithier in Russian, sums up so much of the national character and is a favorite saying here to this day.

    Viktor Chernomyrdin, Yeltsin's stolid prime minister, dies

  • It's a pithier version of what a character says in Act Two: "It is not now a time to talk of aught / But chains or conquest, liberty or death."

    On Life, Liberty and Other Quotable Matters


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