of few words


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of few words

Not conversational or loquacious; laconic: a person of few words.
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There were no PMQs as we know them today during Mr Attlee's time but although a man of few words, he could use those few words to cutting effect when dealing with dissenters and in debate.
Ryan Gosling is a man of few words, but when they do come out, they are usually equal parts poetic and baffling.
Relaying the sexy but ultimately downbeat story of two amorous college boys whose love for each other is threatened when one of them strays, Broken Sky is a film of few words.
He was a man of few words but when he did have something to say, it was words of wisdom,'' Miller said.
Some poems employ artful spacing to better convey their rhythm and impact, while others place stark meaning in a frame of few words.
Some people might mistake you for shy but, truth is, you're just a bit reserved--a girl of few words.