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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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brief
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • One’s days were too brief to take the burden of another’s errors on one’s shoulders.
  • The few words she had to speak— Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much, Which mannerly devotion shows in this; For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch, And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss— with the brief dialogue that follows, were spoken in a thoroughly artificial manner.

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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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