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brief
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The Awakening
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  • Almost every one danced but the twins, who could not be induced to separate during the brief period when one or the other should be whirling around the room in the arms of a man.
  • The sudden and brief flare of the match emphasized the darkness for a while.

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  • Furthermore, in one of the daily papers appeared a brief notice to the effect that Mr. and Mrs. Pontellier were contemplating a summer sojourn abroad, and that their handsome residence on Esplanade Street was undergoing sumptuous alterations, and would not be ready for occupancy until their return.

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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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