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The Definition of - brevity (noun)

    shortness of time or duration; briefness:
    the brevity of human life.
    the quality of expressing much in few words; terseness:
    Ironically, it is long-winded Polonius in Shakespeare's Hamlet who famously says that brevity is the soul of wit.

Word Example of - brevity

    Example Sentences for brevity

    Jaltor's eyes and the brevity of his answer to Vokal's question confirmed that.

    There was fervour in the blessing which he asked that made amends for its brevity.

    In speaking, simplicity and brevity take the place of the high-flown and artificial refinements of the modern grammarian.

    In accomplishing this task the author has aimed at correctness and brevity.

    By the combination of these letters, all the ordinary phenomena of the weather may be recorded with certainty and brevity.

    "Hullo," he cried, with a brevity characteristic of him when hurried.

    "I can make it of any length, and almost any brevity," said Redclyffe.

    We must strike some sort of balance between my brevity and your amplification.

    Its brevity contradicts marriage's reason for being: continuity and security through offspring and adaptation to life cycles.

    I am explaining that this Lacedaemonian brevity was the style of primitive philosophy.

Word Origin & History of - brevity

    Word Origin & History

    brevity c.1500, from L. brevitatem (nom. brevitas) "shortness" in space or time, from brevis "short" (see brief).