It has come down in a very corrupt state, and its difficulties are increased by the unpoetical nature of the subject, the straining after conciseness, and the obtrusive use of metaphor.
He made the world of men and things his study, learned to write his mother-tongue with idiomatic conciseness, and nourished his imagination on the masterpieces of the Romans.
Such merits as it possesses - simplicity of arrangement, clearness and conciseness of expression - belong less to Tribonian than to Gaius, who was closely followed wherever the alterations in the law had not made him obsolete.
Considerations on the Philosophy of Portuguese Literary History, has that peculiar refinement, clearness and conciseness which stamped the later work of this sensitive thinker.
(1907), though written from a different standpoint, resemble Denney's in their conciseness and penetration.