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brief
used in Wuthering Heights

8 uses
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  • Catherine, contented at first, in a brief space grew irritable and restless.
    Chapter 32 (47% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 'It is brief advice, but as sound as I can give.'
    Chapter 2 (75% in)
  • 'She's her brother's heir, is she not?' he asked, after a brief silence.
    Chapter 10 (95% in)
  • 'Only that brief time?'
    Chapter 12 (35% in)
  • He looked astonished at the expression my face assumed during a brief second: it was not horror, it was covetousness.
    Chapter 13 (57% in)
  • I mounted Minny, and urged her to a trot; and so my brief guardianship ended.
    Chapter 20 (**% in)
  • She had not the heart to mention her ride, when Thursday came round; I mentioned it for her, and obtained permission to order her out of doors: for the library, where her father stopped a short time daily — the brief period he could bear to sit up — and his chamber, had become her whole world.
    Chapter 27 (2% in)
  • I was terrified at the devastation which had been accomplished in a brief half-hour; the black-currant trees were the apple of Joseph's eye, and she had just fixed her choice of a flower-bed in the midst of them.
    Chapter 33 (4% in)

There are no more uses of "brief" in Wuthering Heights.

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