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He’s stocky, with a shaved head, and a clipped but sympathetic manner.

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Denton, who speaks in the clipped cadence of the Oxford-educated Brit he is, has built quite a castle.

He caught the first round in his thin and neatly clipped beard, right under the jaw.

Bicycle riders are prudent to fear being clipped by a passing car.

Brosnan, 61, has a close-clipped beard, and tufty salt-and-pepper hair.

It is a creepy sound, inhumanly high-pitched and strangely clipped and emphatic: “S-s-eeg maheevoh s-s-speeree.”

"I clipped it from last night's San Francisco Bulletin," the latter explained quietly.

He hesitated, and a wave of dark colour flooded his face up to the roots of his close-clipped hair.

Only the upper part is shaved, or clipped to the skin, the long winter coat being left on the legs and half-way up the body.

I clipped along, and all of a sudden I bounded right on to the ashes of a camp fire that was still smoking.

He must have slipped behind a ragged old yew which had once been clipped and trimmed to look like a chess-king.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clipped, such as: brusque, concise, cryptic, curt, elliptical, and incisive.

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