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“Matt called me from the Library [bar] at 3:15 PM,” Doc told me curtly.

Asked what he wanted from them, he retorted curtly, “Nothing whatsoever.”

“He was terminated for cause on July 25,” a Fox spokesperson curtly said in a statement.

"He just happened to be married and he seemed to have forgotten he was married," she says, curtly.

"Take those men to the guardhouse," he ordered curtly, pointing an accusing finger at Hicks and Bevans.

"No, he isn't," Mazaroff said curtly as he came into the front room and closed the door behind him.

Lechmere explained curtly that he would see to Maxgregor's safety, after which he would follow to the queen's hotel.

Both men curtly acknowledged Barrington's greeting, hardly conscious of the curtness maybe.

"All men don't pay such attentions to their wives," says Caroline, curtly.


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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to curtly, such as: bluntly, crudely, harshly, discourteously, barbarously, and boorishly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.