There in the still cool hour before dawn they rested for a brief space.
Only twice in the day’s march had they rested for a brief while, and twelve leagues now lay between them and the eastern wall where they had stood at dawn.
He seemed to have grown in stature while Eomer had shrunk; and in his living face they caught a brief vision of the power and majesty of the kings of stone.
This in brief is how I see things at the moment, if you wish to have a piece of my mind as plain as possible.
Naked I was sent back — for a brief time, until my task is done.
As he stepped up on to the shelf there was a gleam, too brief for certainty, a quick glint of white, as if some garment shrouded by the grey rags had been for an instant revealed The intake of Gimli’s breath could be heard as a loud hiss in the silence.
The sortie upon the Rock gained only a brief respite.
Aye indeed, they would pay pure gold for a brief glance!
And glad shall I be to see it again,’ said Theoden, ’though brief now, I doubt not, shall be my abiding there.
He heard Gandalf singing softly to himself, murmuring brief snatches of rhyme in many tongues, as the miles ran under them.
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Before the shadows of evening were long in happier lands, they went on again, always on and on with only brief halts.
So after a brief rest they set out again and were soon lost in a shadowy silent world, cut off from all view of the lands about, either the hills that they had left or the mountains that they sought.
Gollum in his own way, and with much more excuse as his acquaintance was much briefer, may have _made a similar mistake, confusing kindness and blindness.
Even so, I spare a brief time, in order to judge justly in a hard matter.
There was a brief silver glint, and a swirl of tiny ripples.
The brief glow fell upon a huge sitting figure, still and solemn as the great stone kings of Argonath.
And then suddenly the brief glimpse was gone.
Once, looking suddenly back, as if some prickle of the skin told him that he was watched from behind, he thought he caught a brief glimpse of a small dark shape slipping behind a tree-trunk.