BRIEF in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BRIEF
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brief
 a.  short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise
Classic Sentence: (150 in 11 pages)
1  There was a brief interval of whispering, and Pork entered, his usual dignity gone, his eyes rolling and his teeth a-gleam.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  Her recent graduation from a skinny pickaninny with brief skirts and stiffly wrapped braids into the dignity of a calico dress and starched white turban was an intoxicating affair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  After these brief visits, Pitty always took to her bed for the rest of the day with tears and smelling salts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
4  For a brief moment she considered the unfairness of it all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  It came off with difficulty and for a brief instant was clutched tightly in the small palm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
6  There'll be just one brief skirmish and the Yankees will skedaddle back into Tennessee.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
7  For a last brief moment, fear of a Yankee invasion clutched her heart but at the word "kiss," she forgot about it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
8  He was smiling, but in the dark depths of his eyes a tiny light flickered for a brief moment, like a small raw flame.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  Scarlett held wobbling heads that parched lips might drink, poured buckets of water over dusty, feverish bodies and into open wounds that the men might enjoy a brief moment's relief.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
10  They were veterans now, veterans of brief service, but veterans just the same, and they had acquitted themselves well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  Uncle Henry's visit was brief, for he had only a four-hour furlough and he needed half of it for the long walk in from the breastworks and back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
12  For a week she had not heard from Tara and the last brief note from Gerald had added to her fears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
13  Despite the fear that made it shrill, they recognized the voice of Sally Fontaine who, only an hour before, had stopped at Tara for a brief chat on her way to Jonesboro.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
14  For a brief instant Scarlett saw the long hot days in the cotton field, felt again the terrible ache in her back, the raw bruised flesh of her shoulders.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
15  Most of them wore blue overcoats of captured Yankees and, for a brief instant of horror, those at Tara thought Sherman's men had returned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Example Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
16  I hold no brief for either side in this war.
17  A brief lapse in the final set cost her the match.
18  Generally a brief note or a phone call will suffice.
19  Saunder's lawyer made a brief statement to the press outside the court.
20  The first letter she wrote me was less than a page long, and her second letter was similarly brief.
21  At the end of every day, jot down a brief note on how peppy or tired you felt.
22  There will be a brief pause in the proceedings while the piano is moved into place.
23  A few brief comments are sufficient for present purposes.
24  What follows is a brief summary of the process.
25  She was wearing a rather brief skirt, as I recall.
26  The kiss was so brief, and he was so surprised, that he had no chance to respond.
27  It is very easy to respond to brief descriptions in catalogues that are not fully descriptive.
28  A brief rest restored the traveler's vigor.
29  My solicitor will brief the senior counsel.
30  There was a brief ad for Mona Lisa skin lightener.