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synonyms for briefness

  • pithiness
  • succinctness
  • terseness
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How to use briefness in a sentence

It was written practically during the battle, so you must excuse its apparent briefness.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
For his leisure, you are commanded to the greater briefness, as his place is of greater discharges and cares.
DISCOVERIES MADE UPON MEN AND MATTERBEN JONSON
This gives one a realizing sense of the frailness of a Mississippi boat and the briefness of its life.
LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
It was nervous, tingling work, for as surely as I sensed his intention of briefness, just as surely had he sensed mine.
THE JACKET (THE STAR-ROVER)JACK LONDON
The men holding the hatch-cover seemed perplexed, puzzled no doubt by the briefness of the ceremony.
THE SEA-WOLFJACK LONDON
The very briefness of that order should have been warning enough, but Joe found it impossible to keep to himself his disapproval.
THEN I'LL COME BACK TO YOULARRY EVANS
Coming from the lips of her father, Steve accepted gravely, with a matching briefness that could not hide a surge of triumph.
THEN I'LL COME BACK TO YOULARRY EVANS
But he regretted the briefness of his companionship with Betty in the unaccustomed luxury of the car.
THE GUARDED HEIGHTSWADSWORTH CAMP
Tam was no exception, and his written accounts of the day's work were models of briefness.
TAM O' THE SCOOTSEDGAR WALLACE
The minister performed the ceremony with that briefness which consideration for a wounded person required.
DEBTS OF HONORMAURUS JKAI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BRIEFNESS

  • briefness
  • pithiness
  • succinctness
  • terseness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.