Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To epitomize; abridge.

Part of speech: adjective

Short in time or space; quickly passing; concise; limited.

Part of speech: noun

Any short statement, as of a law- case; an epitome.

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Usage examples "brief":

  1. Dr. Jim's voice, brief and decided, struck through the silence. - "The Way of an Eagle", Ethel M. Dell.
  2. In brief, she was at last ready to fall in love with Stainton. - "Running Sands", Reginald Wright Kauffman.
  3. But even in that brief moment there had been a change, and the boy felt it. - "The Boy With the U. S. Foresters", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.