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".
s criminal underbelly while filling his world with hard men who speak in clipped sentences.
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.
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.
Speaking in clipped sentences, Veronica insists she has a sense of humor and doesn't blink when asking Ted if it's possible to "weaponize a pumpkin.
All clipped sentences and soignee power-dressing, Linney plays Erin Bruner, junior partner at a law firm run by Karl Gunderson (Colm Feore).