- Even during his brief visit she felt the struggle might start, and if it did start, gentler souls, such as July and Lorena, might have been destroyed.Chapters 99-100 (31% in)
- It turned out not to be much, in his view—a brief, awkward experience, where the pleasure was soon drowned in embarrassment and a feeling of sadness.Chapters 46-47 (24% in)
- After standing there staring at the paper for a few minutes, he finally wrote a brief letter, addressed to Peach: DEAR PEACH— Roscoe Brown was killed by a bad outlaw, so was Joe.Chapters 68-69 (59% in)
- The taste he had of that world seemed all too brief.Chapters 87-88 (65% in)
There are no more uses of "brief" in Lonesome Dove.
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