in brief
phrasal in a few words ; briefly

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  • In brief — Brief Brief (br[=e]f), n. [See {Brief}, a., and cf. {Breve}.] 1. A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words. [1913 Webster] Bear this sealed brief, With winged hastle, to the lord marshal. Shak. [1913 Webster] And she told me In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In brief — Brief Brief (br[=e]f), a. [OE. bref, F. brief, bref, fr. L. brevis; akin to Gr. brachy s short, and perh. to Skr. barh to tear. Cf. {Breve}.] 1. Short in duration. [1913 Webster] How brief the life of man. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Concise; terse;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in brief — or[in short] or[in a word] {adv. phr.} Briefly; to give the meaning of what has been said or written in a word or in a few words; in summary. * /The children could play as long as they liked, they had no work to do, and nobody scolded them; in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in brief — or[in short] or[in a word] {adv. phr.} Briefly; to give the meaning of what has been said or written in a word or in a few words; in summary. * /The children could play as long as they liked, they had no work to do, and nobody scolded them; in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in brief — adverb briefly, concisely, using a few words to summarise …   Wiktionary

  • Brief an Lord Liszt — ist ein Roman von Martin Walser. Die erste Auflage erschien 1982 bei Suhrkamp (ISBN 3 518 04632 2). Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Inhalt 2 Verbindungen zu weiteren Werken Walsers 3 Binnenerzählungen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brief therapy — is an umbrella term for a variety of approaches to psychotherapy. It differs from other schools of therapy in that it emphasises (1) a focus on a specific problem and (2) direct intervention. In brief therapy, the therapist takes responsibility… …   Wikipedia

  • Brief — (br[=e]f), n. [See {Brief}, a., and cf. {Breve}.] 1. A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words. [1913 Webster] Bear this sealed brief, With winged hastle, to the lord marshal. Shak. [1913 Webster] And she told me In a sweet,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brief of title — Brief Brief (br[=e]f), n. [See {Brief}, a., and cf. {Breve}.] 1. A short concise writing or letter; a statement in few words. [1913 Webster] Bear this sealed brief, With winged hastle, to the lord marshal. Shak. [1913 Webster] And she told me In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brief — (br[=e]f), a. [OE. bref, F. brief, bref, fr. L. brevis; akin to Gr. brachy s short, and perh. to Skr. barh to tear. Cf. {Breve}.] 1. Short in duration. [1913 Webster] How brief the life of man. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Concise; terse; succinct.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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