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brevity
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
the use of just a few words; or lasting a short time
  • I have insisted to him on what Aristotle has stated with admirable brevity, that for the achievement of any work regarded as an end there must be a prior exercise of many energies or acquired facilities of a secondary order, demanding patience.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (66% in)
  • He felt, when he parted from her, that the brief words by which he had tried to convey to her his feeling about herself and the division which her fortune made between them, would only profit by their brevity when Dorothea had to interpret them: he felt that in her mind he had found his highest estimate.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (41% in)

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