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Definition of Brief
BriefBrief Brief, a. [OE. bref, F. brief, bref, fr. L. brevis; akin
to Gr. ? short, and perh. to Skr. barh to tear. Cf. Breve.]
1. Short in duration.
How brief the life of man. --Shak.
2. Concise; terse; succinct.
The brief style is that which expresseth much in
little. --B. Jonson.
3. Rife; common; prevalent. [Prov. Eng.]
In brief. See under Brief, n.
Syn: Short; concise; succinct; summary; compendious;
condensed; terse; curt; transitory; short-lived.
Brief Brief, adv.
1. Briefly. [Obs. or Poetic]
Adam, faltering long, thus answered brief. --Milton.
2. Soon; quickly. [Obs.] --Shak.
Brief Brief, v. t.
To make an abstract or abridgment of; to shorten; as, to
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