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Brevity

Adonis’ garden
of short life. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
bubbles
symbolic of transitoriness of life. [Art: Hall, 54]
cherry fair
cherry orchards where fruit was briefly sold; symbolic of transience. [Folklore: Brewer Dictionary, 217]
Gettysburg Address
terse but famous speech given by President Lincoln at dedication of national cemetery. (Gettysburg, Penn., 1863). [Am. Hist.: EB, IV: 515]
Grey, Lady Jane
(1537–1554) queen of England for nine days. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1146]
night-blooming cereus
symbol of fading loveliness; blooms briefly. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
Six-Day War
Arab-Israeli war (1967). [Near East. Hist.: EB, I: 470]
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Talking to private news channel, all-rounder Afridi who retired from one day cricket after World Cup said that he endorses brevity in players more than technique.
Thank Jamie there are still some who understand the value of brevity.
The Brian Meehan-trained Brevity is a Cliveden Stud homebred daughter of Street Cry out of a winning full-sister to Daggers Drawn, from a family full of Cliveden graduates such as Count Dubois and Indian Haven.
The law of brevity states that the words we use very often are very short and the words we use very rarely are long," the BBC quoted Semple as saying.
The best lesson he taught me was to strive for brevity.
Brevity is hardly their watchword, but with songs this seismic and skull-rattlingly intense, you almost didn't want them to end.
But as dance critics or reviewers--and most of us play both roles at different times-we all have problems in describings things, or our reaction to things, that do not lend themselves to description, and certainly not to brevity.
The editorial staff" reserves the right to edit all letters for brevity and clarity.
This column has a penchant for architectural websites which exhibit clarity, brevity and the odd quirk.