tersely tersely  /ˈtɜrsli/


  • (adv) in a short and concise manner


  1. And he wrote at length when you're doing something like this, trying to keep your identity a secret from both sides, you communicate tersely.
  2. He said things naturally, calmly tersely, accurately.
  3. Only a tersely worded sign out front hints of the events that took place there.


  • Census worker recalls the day she was shot at

    A census worker testified tersely Wednesday in the Williamson County trial of a Leander woman accused of firing a gun at her.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman


  • ...his forward, Carnegie wrote that while there are many excellent biographies on Lincoln already in existence, Carnegie wrote the book with the hope that it "would tell the most interesting facts about his career briefly and tersely for the...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Dale Carnegie Source: Wicked Local Sherborn

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