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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. For it is plain, that every word we speak is, in some degree, a diminution of our lunge by corrosion, and, consequently, contributes to the shortening of our lives.
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.
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The poet's brevity belies the skill she demonstrates in creating her work, accruing broader meaning with each new piece.
But, Pope Francis' recent suggestion to keep it short and insightfully significant is a timely and welcome reminder that Catholic preachers should take earnest heed of, because relative brevity assures greater focus and pertinence to the life lessons that are taught at Mass, which the faithful can apply to improve and edify their and other people's lives after learning them.
Rosen wrote, "Our goal was to make it easy for everyone to express themselves while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter.
In a blog post penned by the developers, Twitter claimed that while users stayed within the 140-character limit wherever possible and kept the brevity of the medium intact, certain issues required more comprehensive and structured tweets, thus enabling them to tweet easily and more often.
The reasons for this unbeatable performance are brevity, modular programming and, of course, closeness to the hardware.