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Related to pithily: gangly, placating


adj. pith·i·er, pith·i·est
1. Precisely meaningful; forceful and brief: a pithy comment.
2. Consisting of or resembling pith.

pith′i·ly adv.
pith′i·ness n.
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Adv.1.pithily - in a pithy sententious manner; "she expressed herself pithily"
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For I am a plodding kind of fellow, Copperfield, and had learnt the way of doing such things pithily. Well!
As the folk of the Neest might so pithily say when she comes up to Balmoral with her bonnie babe: "She thinks SHE'S Erchie!"
How can the Fatherland revive as it's destined to do, if we of the right sort don't procreate?' 'If it's destined, it will happen anyway,' Michael clarified pithily.
"He has a one-handed backhand and I used to have long hair, too," said Federer pithily. "So maybe a little bit (similar), sure."
Scott Fitzgerald's best known work, 'The Great Gatsby,' pithily capturing the essence of his work, namely the self-destructive perils of romantic nostalgia.
As she pithily tells a boyfriend: "We'll always be here, waiting for a hurricane to come."
Or as Riggs pithily summarises the rivalry in the film: "Male chauvinistic pig versus hairy-legged feminist, no offence."
THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (PG) HHH HH IN THE third stave of Charles Dickens' morality tale A Christmas Carol, the narrator pithily observes "there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour".
Or as Riggs pithily summarises the rivalry in the film: "Male chauvinistic pig versus hairylegged feminist, no offence." Scriptwriter Simon Beaufoy, who previously penned The Full Monty and Slumdog Millionaire, elegantly navigates the personal lives of the two protagonists as he explores gender inequalities and sexual identity in the run up to the winner-takes-all contest at the Houston Astrodome in Texas.
It said, " To put it pithily, IHCL ( which runs the hotel) has no right under the licence for a renewal ther
Through it all, Wacker pithily argues, "Graham displayed an uncanny ability to adopt trends in the wider culture and then use them for his evangelistic and moral reform purposes" (28).