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  • adjective superlative form of terse: most terse.

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Examples

  • I very much prefer having the tersest definition possible.

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  • After the publication of her second short story collection, Crucial Instances, Wharton received what she termed surely one of the tersest and most vigorous letters ever penned by an amateur critic.

    Old New York, New Wyoming: Two Short Story Collections

  • After the publication of her second short story collection, Crucial Instances, Wharton received what she termed surely one of the tersest and most vigorous letters ever penned by an amateur critic.

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  • Since his return to the fjord and the fleet's subsequent sailing for open sea, he had spoken only orders, and those in the tersest of terms.

    The Weird of the White Wolf

  • Since his return to the fjord and the fleet's subsequent sailing for open sea, he had spoken only orders, and those in the tersest of terms.

    The Weird Of The White Wolf

  • In his address of acceptance, then, Governor Cox stepped to the fore with the tersest of utterances as to his position on the

    The Progressive Democracy of James M. Cox

  • The deep voice filled in the pause also in tersest English.

    Desert Love

  • And Jill swung ceaselessly to and fro, looking at the man sitting a few yards from her on a rug, before she answered in tersest English:

    Desert Love

  • Darrow, before answering, waited long enough to get his words into the tersest shape -- not without a sense, as he did so, of his likeness to the surgeon deliberately poising his lancet for a clean incision.

    The Reef; a novel

  • It is the directest, tersest, crudest thing we have ever seen.

    Further Foolishness

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