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  • adv. In a pithy manner, concisely and to the point.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a pithy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a pithy manner; with close application or concentrated force; forcibly; cogently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a pithy sententious manner


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pithy +‎ -ly


  • The name pithily sums it up: the organization will work to make politicians accountable to their constituents rather than the corporate interests so firmly entrenched in Washington. Main RSS Feed

  • Here, rather more pithily, is an extract from the introduction to that same Hamas charter: "Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it" (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory). "

    Negotiating for peace with Hamas

  • In a phrase that pithily captured the problems of her relationship with Prince Charles she said: ‘There were three of us in this marriage so it was a bit crowded.’


  • Lyndon B. Johnson put it quite pithily to the leader of the Greek opposition, ‘F*ck your constitution.’

    Matthew Yglesias » Constitutional Objections to Health Reform

  • As the late Samuel Johnson put it quite pithily, how strange that we should hear such loud cries for liberty coming from the drivers of black men.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • Mr. Thiel delivers his views with an extraordinary, almost physical effort to put his thoughts in order and phrase them pithily.

    Technology = Salvation

  • My wife pithily suggested that I might try to do the same!

    Frustrating artist « Write Anything

  • Percy's remark has long resonated with me because he so pithily nails an essential issue: reality is too big, mysterious, strange, and surprising for a merely materialistic explanation.


  • As British Foreign Minister William Hague pithily put it, the euro is a burning building with no exits.

    Iceland and Ireland Models Help to Guide Greece's Path

  • The point I meant to make in that clause, and could have made more precisely (albeit less pithily), was that Obama had not accomplished much prior to running for president.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Intra-Republican Fight


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