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brief
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The Return of the King
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  • None shall hinder your coming to me at any time, save only in my brief hours of sleep.
  • There they were to lie and rest for a brief while and take counsel.

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  • In them lies our brief hope, for in one thing only is the enemy still poorly provided: he has few horsemen.
  • Wild cries broke out, and there was some clash of arms, but it was brief.
  • It was the sunset-hour, but the great pall had now stretched far into the West, and only as it sank at last into the Sea did the Sun escape to send out a brief farewell gleam before the night, even as Frodo saw it at the Cross-roads touching the head of the fallen king.
  • Though your service to him was brief, it should be a memory glad and honourable to the end of your days.
  • For a while they walked and talked, rejoicing for a brief space in peace and rest under the morning high up in the windy circles of the City.
  • The hours passed in a weary stumbling trudge with a few brief halts.
  • There was a brief red flame that flickered under the clouds and died away.
  • A brief vision he had of swirling cloud, and in the midst of it towers and battlements, tall as hills, founded upon a mighty mountain-throne above immeasurable pits; great courts and dungeons, eyeless prisons sheer as cliffs, and gaping gates of steel and adamant: and then all passed.

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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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