Examples of brevity in a Sentence
- Mike Espy resigned under pressure as Secretary of Agriculture yesterday at a news conference remarkable for its brevity and general absence of whining. —New York Times, 4 Oct. 1994
- Lincoln was able to achieve the loftiness, ideality, and brevity of the Gettysburg Address because he had spent a good part of the 1850s repeatedly relating all the most sensitive issues of the day to the Declaration's supreme principle. —Garry Wills, Lincoln At Gettysburg, 1992
- The book's brevity is its major defect. Admittedly, readers of military history have been smothered by portentous tomes of a thousand pages or more. But 365 pages are too few to tell the Normandy story. —Drew Middleton, New York Times Book Review, 15 Aug. 1982
- "Maudie, I'm sure I don't know what you mean," said Mrs. Merriweather. "I'm sure you do," Miss Maudie said shortly. She said no more. When Miss Maudie was angry, her brevity was icy. —Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960
The book's major flaw is its brevity.
the best quality a graduation speech can have is brevity
Recent Examples of brevity from the Web
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In a league in which o-linemen are renowned for their brevity, Nelson, picked sixth overall in last month’s draft, will slide in seamlessly.
Despite its brevity, the hearing was notable in a continent where leaders -- former or current -- don't generally face the law.
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BREVITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brevity for English Language Learners
: the use of few words to say something
: the quality or fact of lasting only for a short period of time
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