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  • He had had it conveyed to him, in an accidental touch of his wife’s elbow as she knitted and warbled, that he would do best to answer, but always with brevity.

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  • I’m not sure they appreciated her speech, but I know they liked its brevity.
  • She answered with equal indifference and brevity, and the others said no more.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice

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