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Synonyms for compendious

marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen

Synonyms for compendious

briefly giving the gist of something

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First published in 1684, the autobiographical pamphlet - entitled A Plain and Compendious Relation of the Case of Mrs Mary Hampson - anticipates the confessional and scandal-ridden memoirs and autobiographies that are devoured by readers today.
But, dissatisfied with his own efforts, on his return home to Leipzig, JSB set to compile the mind-bogglingly compendious Musical Offering, in which he subjects Frederick's little theme to the most rigorous academic treatment in a variety of forms.
We know these texts were popular and influential because they were reprinted many times; important examples include Thomas Elyot's The Castle of Health, Andrew Boorde's A Compendious Regiment or A Dietary of Health, and William Bullein's A New Book of Physic called the Government of Health.
He was also, indeed, closely involved in the selection and arrangement of materials for the last of Tolstoy's several compendious religio-philosophical anthologies, The Pathway of Life ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
And Sally Fitzgerald edited the compendious volume published by the Library of America (1988), which seems now--not to put too fine a point upon it--to be quite possibly the greatest single volume ever written by an American.
Neither a compendious treatise nor a simple introduction, this fourth edition text aims to present and develop the fundamental concepts in each of the three areas under consideration.
Sage, 2012: 24) that 'we are now in the era of the edited "handbook"--big, compendious beasts aimed at a market seeking something between a work of reference and a textbook'.
The centrepiece of this extensive scholarly project is a lengthy manuscript treatise entitled A Compendious Discourse of the Principles of the Practicall & Mathematicall Partes of Musick (c.
It is simply an excellent, thorough, and compendious volume.
Thus, too compendious a statute becomes a possibly maladroit effort.
It is with a hopeful political message that he concludes this compendious account of the interaction between biological and social adaptation.
The fatwa pronouncing a death sentence on Salman Rushdie has long been rescinded, he has written many other books, and the sun has risen and set more than 7,000 times, so for anyone to demand that he be prevented even from appearing at such a compendious event takes a particular and determined desire to be offended by him.
In its brief space, Bray-brooke provides a compendious vade mecum for the dialogue participant.
That definition is lost, along with so much else, but I do remember that it was broad, compendious, and absolute, founded as it was on my superficial reading of Yeats, Wordsworth, Hopkins, and Stevens (whose work seemed to me written in a nonterrestrial tongue, but which inexplicably I could not stop reading).