clipped sentence

clip·ped sen·tence

(klipt sen'tĕns)
A common method of dictating and transcribing in which the subject of a sentence is omitted (e.g., "Presents today for annual exam").
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I expect them to end each clipped sentence with "Goodness gracious me".
While Vreeland provides a wealth of details about Clara's work--up to and including her method of bookkeeping--she dispenses with Clara's entire history in a single paragraph of clipped sentences.
In clipped sentences and a painful clarity and eloquence that have the weight of poetic verse, Alice's horrifying story demands to be told.
The contrast could not have been more evident before the game, with Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy saying in clipped sentences he hasn't spoken to Bryant since his decision and Tomjanovich laughing about the memories of the day.
Bruen writes in short, clipped sentences and liberally sprinkles his novels with references to books, poems, songs - seemingly whatever pops into his head.
In "The Gotthard Railway" the narrator speaks in short, clipped sentences, conveying the personality of an efficient, adventuresome journalist, eager to take a train ride through a tunnel in Switzerland.
This allows for naturally flowing conversation, with users able to talk and listen at the same time and avoid clipped sentences and awkward interruptions.
Nelson's decision - obviously carried over from the play - to have every character speak in quick, clipped sentences, David Mamet-style, grows repetitive and irritating over the course of an entire movie.
This allows for naturally flowing conversation, with users able to talk and listen at the same time, avoiding clipped sentences and awkward interruptions.
He said Adair sounded hysterical and spoke in clipped sentences.