Definition of Briefness

1. Noun. The temporal property of being very short.

Generic synonyms: Shortness
Derivative terms: Brief



2. Noun. The attribute of being brief or fleeting.
Exact synonyms: Brevity, Transience
Generic synonyms: Duration, Length
Derivative terms: Brief, Brief, Transient

Definition of Briefness

1. n. The quality of being brief; brevity; conciseness in discourse or writing.

Definition of Briefness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being brief. ¹

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Definition of Briefness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Briefness

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briefness (current term)
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Literary usage of Briefness

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"To have been then, O Heaven! 't had been my bliss; But bless me now, and take me soon from this. THE briefness OF LIFE ..."

2. Goethe's Correspondence with a Child by Bettina von Arnim (1839)
"Eternity is a celestial briefness. Nothing celestial passes over, but what is earthly passes over by the celestial. Here upon the table lie grapes in their ..."

3. Morning Communings with God; Or, Devotional Mediations for Every Day in the Year by Christoph Christian Sturm, William Johnston (1847)
"... 1 am so much nearer to the end of my life, and the beginning of my perpetual felicity." JULY 22. Reflections on the briefness, Vanity, ..."

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