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brevity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrevitybrev‧i‧ty /ˈbrevəti/ AWL noun [uncountable] formal  1 SHORT/NOT LONGthe quality of expressing something in very few wordsbrief Letters published in the newspaper are edited for brevity and clarity.2 SHORT TIMEthe quality of continuing for only a short timebrief the brevity of her visit
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brevityFeatures of this sequence are brevity and variety.For brevity it is worth using these little symbols which are easy to learn.The speech was widely praised for its brevity.Its brevity, awkward composition and lukewarm style of its writing stemmed from the Committee's revisions.Most surprising is that such force gets evoked in such brevity of prose.Fans were disappointed by the brevity of the concert.I trust that the reader will therefore forgive the brevity of this survey.Due to the brevity of this period a neurone can send action potentials at a rate of up to 1000 per second.The tendency for earlier generations to lean so heavily on providence had been connected with the brevity and insecurity of life.
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