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
That will be more valuable than whatever pithy message the Democratic leadership puts together.
While the origins of the story are unclear, the pithy phrase is often re-upped today as a reminder of the perils that exist if clothing brands go political.
DuClaw in Baltimore, Elysian in Washington, Magic Hat in Vermont and 21st Amendment in California are some of the breweries that have made beers with blood orange, which yields a bitterness from its pithy flavors.
At a time when so many celebrities use social media to burnish their reputations with airbrushed photos and pithy captions, Perry is blazing a trail by ditching her script — at least for a weekend.
Guillen’s pithy guitar solos elicited appreciative cheers, but the band’s real strength lies in its superior original songs.
Until the past few years, conservative politicians could invoke the idea that government shouldn’t pick winners or losers as a pithy defense of the status quo.
Yogi Berra was famous for uttering pithy, off-the-cuff malapropisms, little witticisms that were seemingly contradictory, but also somehow wise.
In the following spread, the authors provide the answer key along with a pithy yet illuminating discussion of each item.
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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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