tersely expressed

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  • He was noted rather for short sayings and for criticisms tersely expressed. Cited from Victorian Worthies, by George Henry Blore
  • Yet the ninth commandment is of equal interpretation, though it may be somewhat less clearly and tersely expressed than the seventh. Cited from Bog-Myrtle and Peat, by S.R. Crockett
  • As Susan so tersely expressed it, they would "canvass the nation for freedom." Cited from Susan B. Anthony, by Alma Lutz
  • All that they wanted her to do, as Tom Horton tersely expressed it, was to "sit still and look pretty." Cited from Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad, by Edith Van Dyne
  • As Young tersely expressed it, we had "given the whole outfit a through bill of lading to Kingdom Come!" Cited from The Aztec Treasure-House, by Thomas Allibone Janvier
  • Still through the obscurity rang their cries of mutual encouragement, repeating the determination so tersely expressed. Cited from The Lone Ranche, by Captain Mayne Reid
  • In one chapter Jefferson sets forth his views upon the art of acting; and seldom within so brief a compass will so many sensible reflections be found so simply and tersely expressed. Cited from Shadows of the Stage, by William Winter
  • His works abounded with moral apophthegms, tersely expressed. Cited from A History of Roman Literature, by C. T. Cruttwell
  • The difficulty, discussed by Kant, was more tersely expressed by Hamilton in pointing out that we could neither conceive of infinite space nor of space as bounded. Cited from Sidelights On Astronomy, by Simon Newcomb
  • The myth in question has been most tersely expressed as "Programmer time is fungible" and Brooks established conclusively that it is not. Cited from The Hackers' Dictionary of Computer Jargon
  • Its adherents analyze competition and declare it to be but another expression of a law of savage nature, tersely expressed as "the survival of the fittest." Cited from Monopolies and the People, by Charles Whiting Baker
  • He found a ready-made style which was assumed to be correct; he had to write in regular rhymed couplets, as neatly rhymed and tersely expressed as might be; and the diction was equally settled. Cited from Alexander Pope, by Leslie Stephen
  • A logical arrangement of the subject-matter in chapters which are subdivided into numerous sections, each treating of a separate topic, which is tersely expressed in a heading to it, makes it very easy for one to find the statement or discussion of any point which he desires to investigate. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 11, No. 65, March, 1863, by Various
  • I found by patient experiment that the health microbe becomes active at fifteen, reaches maturity at twenty, begins to lose its vigor at forty, and is quite useless as a tonic when, as someone has tersely expressed it, a woman's kisses begin to "taste of her teeth." Cited from Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • The bishop prepared the little parchment volume, and it became gradually filled with passages of Scripture, in Latin, and striking sentiments, briefly and tersely expressed, extracted from the writings of the Roman poets or of the fathers of the Church. Cited from King Alfred of England, by Jacob Abbott