What does the word brief mean?

Usage examples for brief

  1. There was a brief silence, and then Charley told him of the events of the morning. – The Right of Way, Volume 5. by Gilbert Parker
  2. So, with a brief information to me at supper- time-" Uncle Phineas, did you hear? – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  3. Out, out, brief candle! – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  4. Their conversation was probably a brief one. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  5. Towards evening Grandon feels that he must return for a brief while. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas

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