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  • adj. superlative form of brief: most brief. most brief.


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  • Such, in briefest terms, is an outline of the career of America's foremost son.

    An Address in Commemoration of Abraham Lincoln

  • I heard the briefest hesitation before the word “friends.”

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  • The cat dismissed my appearance with the briefest of looks, then ventured toward Patrick, rubbing against his leg.

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  • For the briefest second, I thought I was going insane.

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  • His eyes met mine for the briefest of seconds, and I could have sworn I saw a flicker of jealousy there.


  • For the briefest of moments I felt a flicker of fear.


  • For the briefest moment of blissful ignorance, Seena actually thought, What was rocky?

    Amaryllis in Blueberry

  • Despite my personal beliefs in appropriate reading matter for teenagers, I was forced to thrust Shakespeare and other great authors works onto the desks and rush through them, covering only the briefest analysis whilst attempting to convey the deeper messages and themes to my class.

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  • "A History of Cows" would be one of the simplest and briefest of standard works.

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  • Ivy looked timid for the briefest moment but then shook her hair back and lifted her chin.



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