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Childhood's End
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  • Stormgren wasted no time after van Ryberg’s brief and somewhat strained introductions.
  • The Secretary-General exchanged a few final words with his assistant, collected his brief-case, and walked through the ring of spectators.

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  • The message was as brief as it was unhelpful.
  • By the way, I suppose you carry a brief-case when you visit the Supervisor?
  • He dropped the file into his brief-case, the back of which was no more than ten centimetres from the dark rectangle of the screen.
  • When it came to rest again, there was a brief pause: then Ruth asked, in a puzzled voice: "What does NGS 549672 mean?"
  • One reflex remained from her brief babyhood, by some unaccountable trick of development.
  • There was no time for George to answer, but even at that final moment he felt a brief astonishment as he wondered how she knew that the moment had arrived.

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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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