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  • n. Plural form of brevity.


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  • The Marines come up with brevities a lot of times.

    'America's Battalion' Leads Thrust In Afghanistan

  • Those who know the difficulties of writing poetic composition are aware of the task involved in creating such packed brevities.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • No wonder she could write brevities, she whose existence was brevity itself.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • In dull times it can subsist upon a meagre diet of telegraphic brevities, police court paragraphs, and city jottings; but when the universe is agog with news, it will exhibit the insatiable appetite which is its chief distinguishing mark of difference from the common _felis domestica_.

    Concerning Cats My Own and Some Others

  • By no great books or long treatises, but by a ceaseless flow of brevities and repetitions, is the pulverized thought of the world wrought into the soul.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864

  • An habitual counter line-up of Broadway mental brevities in the form of young men with bamboo sticks and eyes with perpetual ogles in them, would while away the syncopated hours with her, occasionally


  • "Porter Pinckard," Miss Breckenridge answered, indifferently, before entering into a confidential exchange of brevities with

    The Heart of Rachael

  • She had to step quickly if she was to get anywhere; for the closeness of her skirt, in spite of its little length, permitted no natural stride; but she was pleased to be impeded, these brevities forming part of her show of fashion.

    Alice Adams

  • I should say at once that through this young man I soon became an amateur of the remarkable North-American idioms, of humour and incomparable brevities often more interesting than those evolved by the thirteen or more dialects of my own Naples.

    The Beautiful Lady

  • These, however, were very primitive, given over entirely to purely local brevities, and the prices of potatoes, beets and other commodities, and containing also a "feuilleton" of interest to the farmers and laborers.

    Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders


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