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The Two Towers
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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