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We humans living on our one planet wring our hands about the brevity of our lives and our mortal restraints, but we do not often think about how improbable it is to be alive at all.

This interview has been lightly edited for clarity and brevity.

From Fortune

The Axios business team started testing the idea two years ago by providing editing services and training in “smart brevity” to company clients that wanted to learn how to better communicate with their employees.

From Digiday

For lovers of brevity, the mask emoji was used five times more in April than it was before that.

From Quartz

What follows is transcript of the conversation, edited for clarity and brevity.

Somehow, the brevity of the message creates an inverse potential for misunderstanding.

The whole operation used a series of brevity codes from the Indian Wars, and Jimbo was a quarter Apache.

The use of “targeted” lends a smell of precision and, therefore, brevity, finality.

For the moment it seems churlish to knock an innocuous little history for its essential brevity and its inevitable lacunae.

Much was made last Friday in regards to the brevity of the press conference Mayor Ford held.

Let the student continue this comparison till he attains very nearly the brevity and discrimination displayed by Mr. Killick.

But if such brevity brings such an answer, so soon, why—it will fairly rain cows before we're many hours older.

In the same breath he sang of love and the grave, and the love was the more eager for its brevity.

A few unimportant elisions have been made for the sake of brevity and coherence.

But to pursue brevity of speech, and to avoid nice declarations of things, is to be granted to him that maketh an abridgment.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to brevity, such as: conciseness, concision, condensation, crispness, curtness, and economy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.