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  • adj. comparative form of brief: more brief
  • n. One who provides a briefing


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  • Displayed on the immense luminous wall screen behind the briefer was a planform depiction of the planetary system.

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  • What happens in the presidential daily briefing is that the president asks questions of the briefer, which is usually Tenet on Monday through Friday.

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  • I mean, this is the toughest it's been in my sixteen years here, and it's not merely that as Tom says, it's a small group and Secretary Rumsfeld has really become the daily briefer, which is kind of bizarre for the Secretary of Defense.

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  • The briefing is on the record and your briefer is our Ambassador to the Philippines, Tom Hubbard.

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  • It is at least as likely, if not more so, that the briefer is the earlier, rather than the fuller.

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  • "While we were talking a briefer from the National Security Council came in, and I excused myself," Axelrod recalled.

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  • But to give this project its greatest possible effect, he has one more book to write: a briefer account that ties together an argument now presented in 800 pages and that avoids the few topics about which Mr. Pinker has not done careful research.

    Burying the Hatchet

  • I offer her another smile, this one briefer, warmer.

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  • That – combined with the fact that we blow through these massive AAA titles in much briefer time periods somehow these days – means that game music leaves less of an impression than it used to, I think.

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  • In 1999, when W Magazine named Mr. Sperling the most eligible bachelor in Washington, White House press secretary Joe Lockhart stepped to the podium to the music of "The Dating Game": "Please welcome our first briefer today — he loves tennis, rapid GDP growth and romantic midnight walks on West Executive Drive."

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