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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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The Brevity Group's Escalation Program service has been considered unconventional warfare.
Despite or even because of their well-honed brevity, the life lessons they taught and shared shone through with exceptional clarity and insight, which 'stayed' with listeners even after they got home.
But importantly, people Tweeted below 140 most of the time and the brevity of Twitter remained." Twitter expects users to go back to normal tweeting habits after the initial excitement wears off.
"Our goal was to make this possible while ensuring we keep the speed and brevity that makes Twitter, Twitter.
Our software, AllDigital Brevity, uses specialized video and data compression algorithms when sending digital video files over the internet, reducing the transport payload while maintaining the highest video quality.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistans star all-rounder Shahid Khan Afridi has praised the nascent cricket star Sarfraz Ahmed saying he is a brave player and International cricket requires a fair share of brevity.
and with the brevity of our memories the old trees appear and reappear
The brevity of the work contrasts with the attempt at broad coverage.
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 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.