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.
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.