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marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen

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brief and to the point

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We will use Keith Fairbrother's tersest description of a match that was lost from a prime winning position.
Chase directed Pollock to prepare such a coin "without unnecessary delay with a motto expressing in the fewest and tersest words possible this national recognition.
Webster understood this precept well, demanding of himself "the greatest effort of power in the tersest and fewest words.
I need a crowbar, not mercy," says Tito in one of the play's funniest, tersest lines.
The tersest explanation, read literally (8) on the transition amplitude, is : zigzagging causation via the past.
Since Davis quietly killed these bills with only the tersest of explanations, there was almost no press attention and little public outcry.
This constitutional basis for the plain meaning rule gives it greater bite and may explain why Scalia tries to find or create a plain meaning for the tersest law.
For honing work as critical readers and writers, and for jump-starting discussions of gender, I like to use the tersest of fiction writers and one of the most portentous modern short stories--Ernest Hemingway's "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.