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The intercom gave only a monosyllabic grunt. BomberSpeaking clearly and confidently in sentences rather than monosyllabic grunts makes an enormous difference. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They replied to his questions with monosyllabic, embarrassed answers. Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)Show your personality, be engaging and avoid monosyllabic answers. The Sun (2015)He could be slow, gruff and monosyllabic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He gives monosyllabic answers to the simplest of questions in a vain attempt to close down any area of questioning about his public life. The Sun (2010)I chat away, only to be met with monosyllabic answers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Giving pretentious or monosyllabic answers results in a very dull piece of TV. The Sun (2012)
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