1 She answered with equal indifference and brevity, and the other said no more.
2 I visited many other apartments, but shall not trouble my reader with all the curiosities I observed, being studious of brevity.
3 The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity.
4 But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
5 As for the tribe itself, it had been content to announce to Montcalm, through his emissaries, with Indian brevity, that their hatchets were dull, and time was necessary to sharpen them.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 28
6 Determined that there should be nothing in his conduct towards his mother resembling sullenness, he had occasionally spoken to her on passing matters, and would take no notice of the brevity of her replies.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
7 Then had come Lord Henry Wotton with his strange panegyric on youth, his terrible warning of its brevity.
8 "I am going to accept the situation, Judge Henderson," answered John, with a brevity that did not escape the keen old man.