“Poetry seems to me to exist in terms of its conciseness—how much can be packed in,” he told Bernard Levin in 1980.
It is thus Mr. Paine frequently sacrifices both grammar and strict definition to conciseness; but never to obscure the sense.
As it is, it suffers from its conciseness and technical terminology.
It excels in definiteness of purpose, in clearness of statement, in moderation, and in conciseness.'
I shall not be sorry, for they distinguish his openness and conciseness.
The executive officer listened intently while Ensign Darrin made his report with conciseness.
It is distinguished by its simplicity, conciseness, and philosophical accuracy.
Est brevitate opus, ut currat sententia—There is need of conciseness that the thought may run on.
The teacher should strive for brevity, conciseness, and vivacity in descriptions.
Cohn looked at her, dazzled and stunned a little by the suddenness and conciseness of this resolute announcement.
[Conciseness] is the English word familiar to the ordinary man: concision is the LITERARY CRITIC'S WORD, more recent in English, used by writers under French influence & often requiring the reader to stop & think whether he knows its meaning. [Fowler]
Economy in writing or speaking. “Bill loves to go to the movies because watching films is a real pleasure to him” is not as concise as “Bill loves to watch movies.” (Compare circumlocution.)