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synonyms for short-spoken

  • blunt
  • brief
  • brusque
  • crude
  • crusty
  • curt
  • direct
  • discourteous
  • gruff
  • impetuous
  • impolite
  • matter-of-fact
  • rough
  • short
  • snappy
  • snippy
  • uncivil
  • ungracious
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How to use short-spoken in a sentence

Of course the expression of this value is modified and characterized by the nature of the thing spoken of.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
On the morning after Ramona's disappearance, words had been spoken by each which neither would ever forget.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Sometimes the stems are quite bare; on other occasions they are partly branched; in any case the branches are short.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
And for fear of being ill spoken of weep bitterly for a day, and then comfort thyself in thy sadness.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
She was not accustomed to an outward and spoken expression of affection, either in herself or in others.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And since he was a very fast runner—for short distances—he met Grandfather Mole just as the old chap was crawling up the bank.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
Mrs. Vivian had hardly spoken when the sharp little vibration of her door-bell was heard in the hall.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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