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Sample sentences for the GRE study word laconic

laconic can be used as a adj

1."It is sold, sir," was again his laconic reply. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
2.A slight frown and a laconic "Yes," were the answer. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
3.Only he grew colder and colder laconic at meals, and rare in the house. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.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. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
5.Lockwood and at the period of which I speak, he was just the same as then only fonder of continued solitude, and perhaps still more laconic in company. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6.After completion of laconic epistolary compositions she abandoned the implement of calligraphy in the encaustic pigment, exposed to the corrosive action of copperas, green vitriol and nutgall. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.What limitations of activity and inhibitions of conjugal rights were perceived by listener and narrator concerning themselves during the course of this intermittent and increasingly more laconic narratio. - from Ulysses by James Joyce

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