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Laconick

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Lacónick. adj. [laconicus, Lat. laconique, Fr.] Short; brief; from Lacones, the Spartans, who used few words.

I grow laconick even beyond laconicism; for sometimes I return only yes, or no, to questionary or petitionary epistles of half a yard long. Pope to Swift.

Sources: Pope, Alexander (393)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Laconick." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 23, 2011. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=8317.


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