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laconic
 a.  brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Will closed by wishing her happiness, a laconic formal statement which he qualified in no way.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  He should have known she would take the first train possible after receiving his laconic message that Gerald was dead.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
3  "I have not sat down before Quebec, but an earthen work, that is defended by twenty-three hundred gallant men," was the laconic reply.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
4  "His time has come," said the laconic scout, thrusting the long barrel of his rifle through the leaves, and taking his deliberate and fatal aim.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
5  Only he grew colder and colder; laconic at meals, and rare in the house.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE CONSEQUENCES OF HAVING MET A WARDEN
6  of the Empire; the style, I think, is natural, laconic, and may have.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—QUADRIFRONS
7  But their father, though very laconic in his expressions of pleasure, was really glad to see them; he had felt their importance in the family circle.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 12
8  Levin smiled joyfully; he was struck by this transition from the confused, verbose discussion with Pestsov and his brother to this laconic, clear, almost wordless communication of the most complex ideas.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 13
9  He looked into Connie's eyes, laconic, contemptuous, not hiding his feelings.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
10  Dr. Van Helsing is laconic; he tells the farmers that he is hurrying to Bistritz, and pays them well to make the exchange of horses.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  "Says he's sick," said Johnnie laconically.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
12  "I have a key," said Rhett laconically, and his eyes met Melanie's evenly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
13  'Up at the dog-town,' I answered laconically.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VII
14  'It's awfully nice of you to think of me,' he said laconically.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
15  "As you like, as you like," said Wildeve laconically.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
Example Sentence:
1  Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are laconic types: strong men of few words.