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brief
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The Merchant of Venice
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  • To be brief, the very truth is that the Jew, having done me wrong, doth cause me,—as my father, being I hope an old man, shall frutify unto you— GOBBO.
  • In very brief, the suit is impertinent to myself, as your worship shall know by this honest old man; and, though I say it, though old man, yet poor man, my father.

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  • — His Jewish heart: therefore, I do beseech you, Make no moe offers, use no farther means, But with all brief and plain conveniency.

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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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