"My eyes beheld no such gathering of people," returned the Jamadar laconically.
"Cousin, you have only just arrived," said Rosarito laconically, trying to laugh.
"Hosts," laconically responded my friend, while listening intently to the words of Brown.
"I have something to do to-night," answered Caballuco, laconically and dryly.
“Kill lion,” said Coffee, laconically; and he worked away as if the lion were round the corner waiting to be killed.
"Weather forecast, I suppose," remarked Malkiel, laconically.
"Fell off his wagon and broke his neck," Lone told him laconically.
"Good," he said, laconically, and relapsed into his abstracted mood.
"Governor won't hear of it," he said, laconically, as he threw himself into an easy chair.
"It is here," returned Payan, laconically, presenting a paper.
"concise, abrupt," 1580s, probably via Latin Laconicus, from Greek Lakonikos, from Lakon "person from Lakonia," the district around Sparta in southern Greece in ancient times, whose inhabitants were famously proud of their brevity of speech. When Philip of Macedon threatened them with, "If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta to the ground," the Spartans' reply was, "If." An earlier form was laconical (1570s). Related: Laconically.