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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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Briefly: Apaches, Mexican settlers and American soldiers have a showdown in 1854.
The benchmark contract briefly topped the $100 mark last Wednesday for the first time since October 2008.
German voices singing Stille Nacht are soon joined by British troops singing "O, Come all ye faithful." Soldiers leave their trenches to unite in song to briefly forget the war and remember the message of Christmas brought by the Prince of Peace.
A terminal was briefly evacuated at Washington's Reagan National Airport last night (17 October).
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Briefly, I served as a bishop's messenger in the diocese of Athabasca, in my own parish church of St.
Opposition to the Lords was to remain a part of the extra-parliamentary radical movement as it had been throughout much of the century until parliamentary and popular criticisms of the Lords were briefly united in 1910-1911.
Before describing briefly each contribution, it is important to define "research methods" because as Williamson, Burstein, and McKemmish (2000) pointed out, research methods and data collection techniques are sometimes difficult to distinguish.
Mark Bingham is briefly shown explaining his love for, and involvement in, a rugby league; this sets up the film's climax, in which the would-be victims form a rugby-style scrum behind a food service cart as they attack the hijackers in an attempt to retake the cockpit.
Raise the DB's from the side with straight arms to a position slightly above parallel to the floor, pause briefly, and then return with control to the starting position.
The voice-over, apparently from Franklin's diaries--"If the earth opens and swallows me up, this does not mean my trust in it was misplaced"--might briefly position the magnifier's user as the explorer thinking of his distant wife, or, more generally, could imply that his own demise was just one of a lineage of losses in the common adventure of love.