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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
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.
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). "
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.’
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.
Mr. Thiel delivers his views with an extraordinary, almost physical effort to put his thoughts in order and phrase them pithily.
My wife pithily suggested that I might try to do the same!
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.
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.