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brief
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

19 uses
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  • Nothing happened that night worse than a brief drizzle of rain an hour before dawn.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (84% in)
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  • Then he paid Frodo a brief visit, and after taking a good look at him he went off again.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (17% in)
  • He spoke 'a few suitable words', as they would have said in the Shire: _We are all very much gratified by the kindness of your reception, and I venture to hope that my brief visit will help to renew the old ties of friendship between the Shire and Bree;_and then he hesitated and coughed.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- At the Sign of The Prancing Pony (72% in)
  • 'I will tell you the tale of Tinuviel,' said Strider, 'in brief — for it is a long tale of which the end is not known; and there are none now, except Elrond, that remember it aright as it was told of old.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (79% in)
  • But she chose mortality, and to die from the world, so that she might follow him; and it is sung that they met again beyond the Sundering Seas, and after a brief time walking alive once more in the green woods, together they passed, long ago, beyond the confines of this world.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (88% in)
  • Glorfindel still urged them on, and only allowed two brief halts during the day's march.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (82% in)
  • I will risk a brief tale without consulting Elrond.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (25% in)
  • But quite brief, mind you, and then you must sleep again.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Many Meetings (25% in)
  • The briefer, the sooner shall you be refreshed.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (31% in)
  • This tale I must tell in full, for only Elrond has heard it yet, and that in brief, but it will bear on all that we must resolve.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (53% in)
  • The rest must be more brief.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (72% in)
  • Then sooner or later Rivendell will be besieged, and after a brief and bitter time it will be destroyed.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (2% in)
  • After a brief halt and a hasty meal they went on again.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (26% in)
  • After only a brief rest they started on their way again.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (62% in)
  • They had been going for several hours with only brief halts, when Gandalf came to his first serious check.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (71% in)
  • For eight dark hours, not counting two brief halts, they marched on; and they met no danger, and heard nothing, and saw nothing but the faint gleam of the wizard's light, bobbing like a will-o'-the-wisp in front of them.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (80% in)
  • He raised his staff, and for a brief instant there was blaze like a flash of lightning.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (83% in)
  • Sam and Frodo now feeling eased and greatly refreshed were able to go at a fair pace, and with only one brief halt Aragorn led the Company on for nearly three more hours.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (22% in)
  • Brief and small but very vivid he caught a glimpse of Bilbo walking restlessly about his room.
    2.7 -- Book 2 Chapter 7 -- The Mirror of Galadriel (77% in)

There are no more uses of "brief" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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