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Definition of Brevity


  1. Shortness of duration; briefness of time; as, the brevity of human life.
  2. Contraction into few words; conciseness.

Brevity Quotations

Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare
Brevity is the soul of wit.
William Shakespeare

Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end.
Saint Ignatius

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aim for brevity while avoiding jargon.
Edsger Dijkstra

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Brevity Translations

brevity in Latin is brevitas
brevity in Spanish is brevedad
brevity in Swedish is korthet
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