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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

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

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

What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch.
Walter Pater
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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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