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b re vuh tee

  • n  the use of brief expressions
  • n  the attribute of being brief or fleeting

  • Speeches in the United Nations assembly are not known for brevity.
  • The gap between the brevity of King's life and its consequence is easy to state but hard to fathom.
  • Brevity is so highly prized that one good aphorism can earn its coiner immortality.
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  • How are the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoff ratings on NBC?
    The 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs haven’t lacked for drama. Some of that drama arrived in the form of Game 7 battles in five series. But some of that drama was also due to brevity: The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh … Continue reading ?
    June 11, 2013 - Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports

  • Mark Burnett in FOXNews
    They've become so well-produced that it doesn't feel as MTV as in the early days,Burnett said Thursday. "MTV invented brevity in television, quick-cutting and (the idea) that anything could happen."
  • Alexander Pope in Phoenix New Times (blog)
    ​When English poet Alexander Pope said "Brevity is the soul of genius," he was probably talking about heroic couplets -- or kidding (after all, he's partly famous for his translations of Homer's Odyssey and Iliad).
  • William Shakespeare in Orlando Sentinel
    Even Shakespeare said "Brevity is the soul of wit."

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