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brief

(bref) [Fr. bref fr L. brevis, short, brief, a catalogue]
1. A condensed legal argument in legal format and style.
2. A written or spoken summary of an important or complex topic; an abstract.
3. To make a written or spoken summary of.
4. To conduct a short session of instruction or preparation for a person, crew, or staff on how to accomplish an upcoming operation.
See: debrief
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Her centralization within this sequence and the text in general seems especially significant considering the briefness of Gabin's musical number (well under a minute in length).
I love playing football, but a lot of the things around it aren't really me," he explained, almost apologising for the briefness of many responses.
The techniques chosen for the data collection obviously have clear limitations, one being the apparent lack of richness considering the briefness of the explanations.
Despite the briefness of their meeting in 1962 and the inauspiciousness of its circumstances, O'Connor and Percy continued to follow and to admire one another.
And so, if this all sounds religion, I hope it does in no orthodox sense, more religare--to tie back: the nearly absolute briefness of ceremony, its power an intense spark, renewable as each time it reconstitutes the entirety of creation, the Every Thing.
For the sake of briefness, the figures are not presented here.