Brevity

Brev"i*ty

(), n.;
pl. Brevities ().
[L. brevitas, fr. brevis short: cf. F. brivit. See Brief.] 1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life.
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2. Contraction into few words; conciseness.
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Brevity is the soul of wit.
Shak.
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This argument is stated by St. John with his usual elegant brevity and simplicity.
Bp. Porteus.
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Syn. -- Shortness; conciseness; succinctness; terseness.
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