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Synonyms for brief

Synonyms for brief

not long in time or duration

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accomplished in very little time

marked by or consisting of few words that are carefully chosen

a short summary or version prepared by cutting down a larger work

Synonyms for brief

a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case

a condensed written summary or abstract

give essential information to someone

of short duration or distance

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concise and succinct

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(of clothing) very short

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From Alfred Tennyson, although in perfect sincerity I regard him as the noblest poet that ever lived, I have left myself time to cite only a very brief specimen.
Let me conclude by -- the recitation of yet another brief poem -- one very different in character from any that I have before quoted.
This closing scene was brief but striking, for two trains of cars whizzed in from opposite sides, met with a terrible collision in the middle of the stage, and a general smash-up completed the word catastrophe.
A tent appeared, and pacing to and fro before it was a little sentinel, who, in a brief soliloquy, informed the observers that the elements were in a great state of confusion, that he had marched some hundred miles or so that day, and that he was dying for want of sleep.
This letter was brief enough, but it was freighted with a message of weighty import.
In the last chapter I shall give a brief recapitulation of the whole work, and a few concluding remarks.
I should not have encouraged her to do so, had she been inclined; but happily she was not: she only asked a few questions concerning you, and seemed satisfied with my brief answers, wherein she showed herself wiser than her friend; and I may tell you, too, that she seemed to be far more anxious lest you should think too much of her, than lest you should forget her.
Sheeta's yellow-green eyes glared terribly at Tarzan, and past Tarzan they shot brief glances at the apes of Kerchak advancing upon him.
Once he succeeded in partially dislodging the ape-man from his back, so that Tarzan swung for an instant in front of those awful talons, and in the brief instant before he could regain his former hold, a raking blow from a hind paw laid open one leg from hip to knee.
About Anna," Stepan Arkadyevitch said, pausing for a brief space, and shaking off the unpleasant impression.
Alexey Alexandrovitch, you are not like yourself," said Oblonsky, after a brief pause.
It matters little,' said the old man, 'where, or how, I picked up this brief history.
A man has confidence in untried friends, he remembers the many offers of service so freely made by his boon companions when he wanted them not; he has hope--the hope of happy inexperience--and however he may bend beneath the first shock, it springs up in his bosom, and flourishes there for a brief space, until it droops beneath the blight of disappointment and neglect.
They had seen him pine away, from day to day; and though his brief existence had been a joyless one, and he was now removed to that peace and rest which, child as he was, he had never known in this world, they were his parents, and his loss sank deep into their souls.
To all applications for a brief indulgence, there was but one reply--the money must be paid.
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