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Laconism

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Láconism. n.s. [laconisme, French; loconismus, Latin.] A concise stile: called by Pope laconicism. See LACONICK.

As the language of the face is universal, so it is very comprehensive: no laconism can reach it. It is the shorthand of the mind, and crowds a great deal in a little room. Collier of the Aspect.

Sources: Collier, Jeremy (24) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Laconism." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: July 25, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13846.


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