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More I could add, but brevity is best;-- These are our claims to honour you as Guest.

In a few words, for brevity was easy to him, Andrew told the story of their disaster.

The Baroness listened to them without interest, and answered them with brevity.

“Costumes for the maskenball,” I answered, taking refuge in brevity of reply.

I am explaining that this Lacedaemonian brevity was the style of primitive philosophy.

Mrs. Snow was a little inclined to feel hurt at its brevity.

"Presumably it's the new head-gardener," she replied with brevity.

And the deputy answered with like brevity, then rode on to Tombstone.

It was his way with Beasley, but now there was more in his mind to make for brevity.

"Yes," was my reply, for I determined on brevity wherever possible.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from Latin brevitatem (nominative brevitas) "shortness" in space or time, from brevis "short" (see brief (adj.)).

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