the quality of being concise.
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How to use conciseness in a sentence
“Poetry seems to me to exist in terms of its conciseness—how much can be packed in,” he told Bernard Levin in 1980.Sondheim on Sondheim: American Musical Theater in Six Songs | Jimmy So | December 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In point of artistic unity he is superior to Livy and equal to Thucydides, whom he resembles in conciseness of style.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
It is devoid of all merit whether of literary beauty or of logical conciseness and brevity.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
Colonel Broadcastle was not accustomed to mince matters, when the occasion demanded brevity and conciseness.The Lieutenant-Governor | Guy Wetmore Carryl
The candour and rich conciseness of this review, embraces the whole magic of the art, as respects landscape gardening.On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening, | Samuel Felton
The use of diminutives has a tendency to give conciseness to the language.Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Cultural definitions for conciseness
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.)
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