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brief

1. Law a document containing all the facts and points of law of a case by which a solicitor instructs a barrister to represent a client
2. RC Church a letter issuing from the Roman court written in modern characters, as contrasted with a papal bull; papal brief

Brief

An early text editor for DOS programming from Borland. It provided automatic indentation and the ability to edit different parts of a source program at the same time.
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8) While this may in fact be the case, the briefness of the section does not leave the reader confident that U.
Although skimpy dresses are run-of-the-mill for women performing the daring and athletic routines at professional sports games, the briefness of the cheerleaders new ensemble could raise some eyebrows.
Therefore, the system adopts DHT11 possesses briefness, costing low, low power consumption, etc.
The demand of the fragmentary," Blanchot asserts, "is exposure to these two kinds of risk: brevity does not satisfy it; in the margins or the background of a supposedly complete discourse, it reiterates this briefness in snatches and, in the mirage of the return, knows not whether it is not giving a new assurance to that which it extracts from certainty" (33-34).
The general consensus, through anecdotal evidence, is that tutors wanted more time learning Kurzweil, and participants' responses during the study reinforced the briefness of tutors' training.
Perhaps one shortcoming of this work is its briefness, which the author duly acknowledges (pp.
It is not hard to believe that fireflies are the souls of the dead come back to find us, or that the sharp start of light speaks to the very briefness of human life, that her own life will pass as swiftly as this.
Of course, the briefness of the transit requires the use of short exposures, and because the Moon is much fainter than the Sun, you'll need to significantly increase the ISO setting or video gain to freeze the Space Station's motion.
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His specialty known as hokku1 is probably the shortest form of poems of the world, but it is not the briefness that is their most important feature.
I refer not only to the legendary briefness of the poet's life, his emulation of distant literary precursors, or even his remark (both admission and boast) that "I never know the day of the Month.