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brief
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King Lear
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  • —In brief, sorrow Would be a rarity most belov’d, if all Could so become it.
  • —List a brief tale;— And when ’tis told, O that my heart would burst!

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  • Quickly send,— Be brief in it,—to the castle; for my writ Is on the life of Lear and on Cordelia:— Nay, send in time.

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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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