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Synonyms for brevity

the use of brief expressions

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the attribute of being brief or fleeting

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The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity.
One of the finest poems by Willis -- the very best in my opinion which he has ever written--has no doubt, through this same defect of undue brevity, been kept back from its proper position.
Alone with Edward I remembered our relationship, and remembering that forgot the difference of position; I put away deference and careful forms of speech; I answered with simple brevity.
For the sake of brevity, we will call Henry Augustus Ramsay Faizanne, "The Worm," although he really was an exceedingly pretty boy, without a hair on his face, and with a waist like a girl's when he came out to the Second "Shikarris" and was made unhappy in several ways.
He felt, when he parted from her, that the brief words by which he had tried to convey to her his feeling about herself and the division which her fortune made between them, would only profit by their brevity when Dorothea had to interpret them: he felt that in her mind he had found his highest estimate.
Having proposed his Resolution with discreet brevity of speech, Mirabel courted popularity on the plan adopted by the late Lord Palmerston in the House of Commons--he told stories, and made jokes, adapted to the intelligence of the dullest people who were listening to him.
Benjamin's assistance, to find the right explanation of these debatable matters; and I have treated the subject, for the sake of brevity, in the form of Questions and Answers.
You have given me your abstract of a marriage settlement with the brevity of an ancient Roman.
The Brevity Group has been assisting legal groups for the past 8 years, stepping in when all legal options cease to work or accomplish the "homeowners'" goals.
The Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network, from now on for brevity RQA;
The reasons for this unbeatable performance are brevity, modular programming and, of course, closeness to the hardware.
With loss-less and visually lossless options, AllDigital Brevity makes it possible to transfer more files during a specific time period, to reduce the necessary bandwidth, and to super-accelerate the transfer of files over the network beyond speeds possible with traditional file acceleration solutions.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistans star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has praised the nascent cricket star Sarfraz Ahmed saying he is a brave player and International cricket requires a fair share of brevity.
The brevity of each piece (the longest Is eleven pages) only serves to highlight the author's remarkable wit, insight, and economical yet beautiful prose.
and with the brevity of our memories the old trees appear and reappear