from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or state of being brief in duration.
- n. Concise expression; terseness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being brief in duration.
- n. Succinctness; conciseness.
- n. A short piece of writing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Shortness of duration; briefness of time.
- n. Contraction into few words; conciseness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Shortness; especially, surprising or excessive curtailment of the thing spoken of: as, the brevity of human life. Specifically
- n. Shortness in speech or writing; conciseness; condensation into few words.
- n. Synonyms Compression, terseness, pithiness, succinctness, condensation, sententiousness, curtness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of brief expressions
- n. the attribute of being brief or fleeting
This brevity is also in the service of the story, the ever shrinking life of the protagonist and this in turn accomplishes a feat which wouldn't otherwise be possible in another mode of fiction.
(link) A literary lesson in brevity from the kids, eh?
The wedding invitation, once the model of a certain kind of brevity, is now often a mere component of a thick dossier with multiple stamps.
In fact, maybe you should read some Shakespeare and learn that brevity is the soul of wit.
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The father knows there is gold in brevity and wit.
I think brevity is sadly overrated in the blogging world.
The sting of brevity is made much softer by the brilliant inclusion of a fully-operational level editor.
Another short post, but brevity is the soul of wit.
If brevity is the soul of wit, then you are a master.
Similarly, don't give lengthy descriptions in Parts 2-5, where brevity is requested.