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  • "In brief," the Director summed up, "the parents were the father and the mother."
  • In brief, hypnopaedia.

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  • The President stood up, made the sign of the T and, switching on the synthetic music, let loose the soft indefatigable beating of drums and a choir of instruments–near-wind and super-string–that plangently repeated and repeated the brief and unescapably haunting melody of the first Solidarity Hymn.
  • Still leaning against the incubators he gave them, while the pencils scurried illegibly across the pages, a brief description of the modern fertilizing process; spoke first, of course, of its surgical introduction–"the operation undergone voluntarily for the good of Society, not to mention the fact that it carries a bonus amounting to six months’ salary"; continued with some account of the technique for preserving the excised ovary alive and actively developing; passed on to a…
  • You can’t teach a rhinoceros tricks," he had explained in his brief and vigorous style.

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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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