This is terse, but it involved much more than was said, as will later appear.
"I did not notice any sign that you did," was the terse response.
The Master was unimpeachable; His terse, cogent assertions were unanswerable.
"Get Benson by himself and frighten him into a confession," was the terse reply.
But with the true poet every thing is terse, touching, or brilliant.