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laconically

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What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.
John Gay
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Etymology

From Laconia, the section of ancient Greece the Spartans came from, who were notoriously short of speech.

Adverb

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laconically

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  1. In a terse manner, given to using few words.
    Calvin Coolidge was so laconic that when a long winded dinner companion said "I bet I can get you to say three words," he replied "you lose."

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