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Definition of Brevity

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

Given the brevity of our time here, it does seem likely that our species, too, must have at best a blinkered understanding of the shape of things, the import of certain events and what distinguishes 'good' from 'bad' luck.
Karen Russell

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

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