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The Fellowship of the Ring
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  • Then he paid Frodo a brief visit, and after taking a good look at him he went off again.
  • The briefer, the sooner shall you be refreshed.

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  • Glorfindel still urged them on, and only allowed two brief halts during the day’s march.
  • I will risk a brief tale without consulting Elrond.
  • But quite brief, mind you, and then you must sleep again.
  • This tale I must tell in full, for only Elrond has heard it yet, and that in brief, but it will bear on all that we must resolve.
  • The rest must be more brief.
  • ’I will tell you the tale of Tinuviel,’ said Strider, ’in brief — for it is a long tale of which the end is not known; and there are none now, except Elrond, that remember it aright as it was told of old.
  • Then sooner or later Rivendell will be besieged, and after a brief and bitter time it will be destroyed.
  • After a brief halt and a hasty meal they went on again.

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  • After only a brief rest they started on their way again.
  • They had been going for several hours with only brief halts, when Gandalf came to his first serious check.
  • He raised his staff, and for a brief instant there was blaze like a flash of lightning.
  • Brief and small but very vivid he caught a glimpse of Bilbo walking restlessly about his room.
  • Nothing happened that night worse than a brief drizzle of rain an hour before dawn.
  • He spoke ’a few suitable words’, as they would have said in the Shire: _We are all very much gratified by the kindness of your reception, and I venture to hope that my brief visit will help to renew the old ties of friendship between the Shire and Bree;_and then he hesitated and coughed.
  • But she chose mortality, and to die from the world, so that she might follow him; and it is sung that they met again beyond the Sundering Seas, and after a brief time walking alive once more in the green woods, together they passed, long ago, beyond the confines of this world.
  • Sam and Frodo now feeling eased and greatly refreshed were able to go at a fair pace, and with only one brief halt Aragorn led the Company on for nearly three more hours.
  • For eight dark hours, not counting two brief halts, they marched on; and they met no danger, and heard nothing, and saw nothing but the faint gleam of the wizard’s light, bobbing like a will-o’-the-wisp in front of them.

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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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