Brevities
Brevity Brev"i*ty, n.; pl. {Brevities}. [L. brevitas, fr. brevis short: cf. F. bri[`e]vit['e]. See {Brief}.] 1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life. [1913 Webster]

2. Contraction into few words; conciseness. [1913 Webster]

Brevity is the soul of wit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This argument is stated by St. John with his usual elegant brevity and simplicity. --Bp. Porteus. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Shortness; conciseness; succinctness; terseness. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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