pithily

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv pithily in a pithy sententious manner "she expressed herself pithily"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Pithily In a pithy manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pithily In a pithy manner; with close application or concentrated force; forcibly; cogently.
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Usage

In literature:

As pithily as might be, for she was in no condition for tedious listening, I gave her the history of her nine years' sleep.
"The Lost Continent" by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
Edison sums up this chapter of his life very pithily.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Mr. Greeley divines the question before it is finished, and answers it pithily and quickly.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
They had been buried in their brocades, as has been pithily remarked, and forgotten.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
This saying emphasizes pithily the dependence of psychology upon physiology.
"Intestinal Ills" by Alcinous Burton Jamison
Tom Paine could not put it more pithily or expressively.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
I didn't 'work it,' as you so pithily express it, Vedder, at all.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
A Story of "The Vampires of London," as they were pithily termed in a recent notorious case, and one of undoubted interest.
"William Blake" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Indeed, he was more than a husband: he was, as an intimate friend once pithily remarked, a very mother to her.
"George Eliot" by Mathilde Blind
He was no slug, as Aubrey pithily puts it.
"Great Ralegh" by Hugh De Selincourt
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