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Emma
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  • He was satisfied of there being no present danger in returning home, but no assurances could convince him that it was safe to stay; and while the others were variously urging and recommending, Mr. Knightley and Emma settled it in a few brief sentences: thus— "Your father will not be easy; why do not you go?"
  • I had a few lines on parish business from Mr. Weston this morning, and at the end of them he gave me a brief account of what had happened.

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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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