Examples of pithy in a Sentence
… Gore's prowess had been blurred by his performance in the Quayle debate and by his four preceding years in the Senate, where the prevailing style is indirect and woolly-swathed in layers of “my distinguished colleague” and short on zingers and pithy remarks. —James Fallows, Atlantic, July 2000
I read my poems in L.A., chatted up the literary set, waxed pithy and beleaguered at the book signings and wine and cheese receptions. —Thomas Lynch, The Undertaking, 1997
He does not hold forth to his family or to his court of old men; he listens, … then delivers short, pithy edicts that are then followed. —Guy Martin, Esquire, June 1997
Unlike a great many other science books, the pithy, lyrical text never bogs down in a mudflat of facts. —Leonard S. Marcus, Parenting, December/January 1996
The critic gave the film a pithy review.
The book is filled with pithy sayings about love and loss.
a pithy little Mother's Day card
Recent Examples of pithy from the Web
In the following spread, the authors provide the answer key along with a pithy yet illuminating discussion of each item.
Complex timelines are far more accurate and difficult to spin than pithy labels.
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Origin and Etymology of pithy
First Known Use: 1529
Synonym Discussion of pithy
PITHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pithy for English Language Learners
: using few words in a clever and effective way
: resembling or having a lot of pith
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