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brief
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Romeo and Juliet
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  • Thus, then, in brief;— The valiant Paris seeks you for his love.
  • But that a joy past joy calls out on me, It were a grief so brief to part with thee: Farewell.

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  • I will be brief, for my short date of breath Is not so long as is a tedious tale.
  • Hath Romeo slain himself? say thou but I, And that bare vowel I shall poison more Than the death-darting eye of cockatrice: I am not I if there be such an I; Or those eyes shut that make thee answer I. If he be slain, say I; or if not, no: Brief sounds determine of my weal or woe.
  • —Then I'll be brief.

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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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