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Definition of brief:

  1. Briefly.
  2. Short: concise.
  3. A short statement, especially of a client's case for the instruction of counsel in conducting it; a writ summoning a man to answer to any action; a letter patent, authorizing a collection of money in churches for any public or private purpose; a papal letter. In brief, in a few words.

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This graph shows how "brief" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for brief:

  1. Mr. Blane was better pleased by this response than he showed, and, after a brief silence, he got up, saying, Well, well, we'll think about it- we'll think about it.
  2. He started, firing off his brief questions rapidly: Who?
  3. I shall therefore only mention, in a brief manner, those that suffered near the same time with myself.

Quotes for brief:

  1. Never be so brief as to become obscure. - Hosea Ballou
  2. And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death. - William C. Bryant
  3. There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man. - Herman Melville
  4. Be sincere; be brief; be seated. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
  5. As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains. - Patrick White

Rhymes for brief:

  1. beef, chief, fief, grief, keefe, keeffe, leaf, leif, lief, naef, neef, reef, reif, rief, seif, sheaf, thief.
  2. belief, debrief, massif, matif, motif, o'keefe, o'keeffe, relief, saif, sharif.
  3. disbelief.

Idioms for brief:

  1. in brief
  2. hold no brief for sm or sth
  3. brief sm about sm or sth
  4. hold no brief for
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