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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’It is brief advice, but as sound as I can give.’
  • ’She’s her brother’s heir, is she not?’ he asked, after a brief silence.

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  • ’Only that brief time?’
  • He looked astonished at the expression my face assumed during a brief second: it was not horror, it was covetousness.
  • I mounted Minny, and urged her to a trot; and so my brief guardianship ended.
  • Catherine, contented at first, in a brief space grew irritable and restless.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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as in: briefed her Define
to give a summary of important information to someone
as in: legal brief Define
a summary of important facts -- especially an opinion of a legal case
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