Usage examples for laconic

  1. The journal of Tasman has been greatly admired: it is clear, laconic and devout. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  2. Your Tribune, said he, when he had finished it, has learned the laconic style of power very soon. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  3. Bedden had sent me a laconic message that " he should not call again, and that his people declined to carry the baggage." – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  4. " Bill balked," was the laconic reply. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  5. " Too like your dad- an', anyhow, I know the horses," was the laconic answer. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  6. " Not even me," was the laconic reply. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  7. " He can drive," he gave laconic verdict. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  8. " Small- pox," was his laconic remark, when he had followed Miss De Courcy into the next room. – A Village Ophelia and Other Stories by Anne Reeve Aldrich
  9. Possibly one would not find analogous features in other backward children, who tend rather to be laconic but it is also possible that a careful analysis of their mental state might reveal in them other mental symptoms, and, indeed, such are very obvious in the variety called " unstable" or " ill- balanced." – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  10. " That is what I get for putting so much money in a new suit," was the laconic remark of the youth, who was more than delighted to pick up a complete set of Faraday's works about the same time. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  11. It came to us with power there on the moonlit lake, a realization of the hard- fought battle, the gallant bearing of the young commander, his daring passage in an open boat through the enemy's fire to the Niagara, the motto on his flag, the manner in which he carried his vessel alone through the enemy's line, and then closed in half pistol- shot, his laconic account of the victory to his superior officer, the ships stripped of their spars and canvas, the groans of the wounded, and the mournful spectacle of the burial on the lake shore. –  by
  12. He reassured me in the laconic and sarcastic manner of his kind, and we really reached Cambridge by the route he had taken. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  13. " Leg," was the laconic reply. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  14. He was; and his laconic method of statement had an extraordinary effect of bitterness. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  15. The President daily communicated the progress of this conference of the Powers to Pax through Bill Hood, and received daily in return a hearty if laconic approval. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood
  16. A journal which he kept for a month or two that spring gives in laconic terms a vivid picture of those March days. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  17. The quick tightening of John McGuire's lips and the proud lifting of his chin told that Keith's challenge had been accepted even before the laconic answer came. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  18. " Follow the crowd," seemed yelled out for her benefit, though it was really intended for a timid, deaf old lady, who had anxiously asked what to do of one whose laconic reply was: " Follow the crowd." – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  19. Queensmead speedily appeared in response to the summons, listened quietly to Superintendent Galloway's laconic command to catch a jury and catch them quick, and went back to the village to secure twelve good men and true. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees