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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Brevity

BREV'ITY, noun [Latin brevitas, from brevis, short. See Brief.]

1. Shortness; applied to time; as the brevity of human life.

2. Shortness; conciseness; contraction into few words; applied to discourses or writings.