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The man who called me, a long-retired Chicago police officer, was alternately charming and curt.
THE MURDER CHICAGO DIDN’T WANT TO SOLVEBY MICK DUMKEFEBRUARY 25, 2021PROPUBLICA
Curt as is the cable it has yet scope to show up a little more of our great K.'s outfit.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
It seemed to her that she had lived for a century since the few hours before when Madame Malmaison had given her a curt dismissal.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
"That will do," said Halyard, ungraciously, which curt phrase was apparently the usual dismissal for the nurse.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Had it not been for occasional curt, illuminative questions, Peter Gross might have thought him asleep.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
There came the hard, curt questions and the command: "Outside—hurry!"
SPACE PRISONTOM GODWIN
The superintendent entered a curt denial to her implied charge.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
He gave curt commands and the others obeyed him without a word.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
In most cases he is deplorably curt of speech and brusque of deportment.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
Agnes stared down at the curt, cold little paragraph with excited horror.
STUDIES IN LOVE AND IN TERRORMARIE BELLOC LOWNDES
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WORDS RELATED TO CURT

  • abrupt
  • bluff
  • blunt
  • brief
  • casual
  • curt
  • familiar
  • hasty
  • inelegant
  • short
  • unconstrained
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