He wrote to his mother then and asked her to excuse the briefness of his note.
He even began to regret the briefness of the time that he could spend in their society.
This gives one a realizing sense of the frailness of a Mississippi boat and the briefness of its life.
Severity compensated for the briefness of the time, and the men were exercised with scarcely an interval of repose.
In treating of the second portion of the first half of the book, 'Cloud Beauty,' briefness is now indispensable.
It is ours alone to foresee the briefness of our days; it is ours alone anxiously to question the grave regarding the last sleep.
But, alas for the briefness of earthly joys, and the limited capacity of mortal stomachs!
With briefness Tahn-té stated all heard in the council of Povi-whah concerning the wishes of the strangers from the South.
The briefness of time available precluded the possibility of compiling a catalogue, as was at first intended.
The briefness of our time hurried us away before we had taken in half the significance of the spot.