Usage examples for laconic

  1. " 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
  2. " He can drive," he gave laconic verdict. – From the Car Behind by Eleanor M. Ingram
  3. 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
  4. " 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
  5. 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
  6. Your Tribune, said he, when he had finished it, has learned the laconic style of power very soon. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  7. " Not even me," was the laconic reply. – Harley Greenoak's Charge by Bertram Mitford
  8. He was; and his laconic method of statement had an extraordinary effect of bitterness. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  9. 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
  10. " 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. " Bill balked," was the laconic reply. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  14. " Leg," was the laconic reply. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. " Too like your dad- an', anyhow, I know the horses," was the laconic answer. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  18. 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