“She is quirky, sure,” curt Knox once admitted over a Coca-Cola at a café in Perugia.
Excerpted from Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi with curt Gentry copyright (c) 1974 by curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi.
Former Red Sox star curt Schilling says his politics are keeping him out of Cooperstown.
Knox's father curt, along with three of Knox's friends, were in court with her.
Her parents Edda and curt divorced when she was two years old.
With this curt reply, she turned her shoulder very coolly on the searcher for information.
For that fond purpose, she was curt with her maid, and reproachful with herself.
He issued a curt command, and there was the sound of movement.
Alec's answer was so curt that it was impossible to question him further.
Cavaradossi breaks off from his curt and guarded replies to Scarpia's questioning on hearing Tosca's voice.
mid-14c., from Latin curtus "(cut) short, shortened, incomplete," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to cut" (see short (adj.)). Sense of "rude" is first recorded 1831. The Latin word was adopted early into most Germanic languages (cf. Icelandic korta, German kurz, etc.) and drove out the native words based on Proto-Germanic *skurt-, but English retains short.