adjective, ters·er, ters·est.
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In a terse new letter that’s been leaked to the press, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to work toward a power-sharing deal between his democratically elected government and the Taliban.
Much terser is Clara Cornelius’s handsome setting of “Measure Twice, Cut Once,” worthy advice for craftspeople of all sorts.In the galleries: A focus on the intersection of art and movement|Mark Jenkins|February 26, 2021|Washington Post
In a terse statement issued Wednesday, Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi said that the breach wasn’t discovered until December 24, which is nine days after the hack campaign came to light.DoJ says SolarWinds hackers breached its Office 365 system and read email|Dan Goodin|January 7, 2021|Ars Technica
But Brinsley is unconvinced and the two trade terse responses.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The comparison prompted Kelly to release the terse statement: “Martha McSally is no Gabby Giffords.”
It is a mighty tough slog, I will have to give them that, written in terse and exclusive science-ese.
She had earlier offered a terse description of how her asthmatic brother had come to die.
My response to poisonous emails is a terse “thank you for contacting me” and nothing more.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles|Russell Saunders|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A dozen of these terse but meaningless sayings now dance before our recollection, for who has not heard them, even to loathing?The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
"Hit's the pore house fer a cow hand," was his terse aphorism on the subject, and Landy had never seen a "fitten" poor house.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Ripley briefed the general situation as it stood on the night of the engine theft in a few terse sentences.The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
Bill Hayes gave a terse account of his stewardship during Hollister's absence.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Bill, to use a terse but slangy term, proceeded to go up in the air.Radio Boys Loyalty|Wayne Whipple