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Sample sentences for the GRE study word terse

terse can be used as a adj

1.He whittled and listened, gave monosyllabic replies, and, when it was asked, terse advice. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
2.The management was extremely terse over the telephone at breakfast-time, and took a lot of soothing. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
3.They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
4.And one finds here and there terse descriptions, or snatches of song and ballad, like the "Boat Song" and "Lochinvar," which are among the best known in our literature. - from English Literature by William J. Long
5.The graceful elegance of Addison's essays, the terse vigor of Swift's satires, the artistic finish of Fielding's novels, the sonorous eloquence of Gibbon's history and of Burke's orations,--these have no parallel in the poetry of the age. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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