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Word: brevity

Definition: conciseness; shortness of duration

Sentences Containing 'brevity'

A statistical model is a collection of probability distribution functions or probability density functions (collectively referred to as "distributions" for brevity).
After all these, where Eudoxus, Hipparchus, Archimedes; where so many other sharp, generous, industrious, subtile, peremptory dispositions; and among others, even they, that have been the greatest scoffers and deriders of the frailty and brevity of this our human life; as Menippus, and others, as many as there have been such as he.
Again: because it is a general complaint, that the favourites of princes are troubled with short and weak memories; the same doctor proposed, “that whoever attended a first minister, after having told his business, with the utmost brevity and in the plainest words, should, at his departure, give the said minister a tweak by the nose, or a kick in the belly, or tread on his corns, or lug him thrice by both ears, or run a pin into his breech; or pinch his arm black and blue, to prevent forgetfulness; and at every levee day, repeat the same operation, till the business were done, or absolutely refused.” He likewise directed, “that every senator in the great council of a nation, after he had delivered his opinion, and argued in the defence of it, should be obliged to give his vote directly contrary; because if that were done, the result would infallibly terminate in the good of the public.” When parties in a state are violent, he offered a wonderful contrivance to reconcile them.
Another reviewer felt that a good feature of BrainPop's movies is their brevity: "just enough to capture and engage children."
But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
By choosing WOWO for easy pronunciation as a two-syllable word, in some measure WOWO had a callsign that exhibited even more brevity than even the three-letter callsigns.
Cowie has stated that "I want to work with brevity in time but with great concentration and event.
During the 1920s, the FCC permitted either three- or four-letter callsigns, with three-letter call signs being preferred for brevity.
Earlier recordings, made in 1857, 1854, and 1853, also contain Scott's voice but are unintelligible because of their low quality, brevity and irregularity of speed.
Every one knows what is meant and is implied by such metaphorical expressions; and they are almost necessary for brevity.
For the sake of brevity, only one of these two is shown for each type.
He feels that the lengthy and weighty dialectic approach to earlier large-scale orchestral works, should now give way to a form of synthesis and compression, where the sensation of the music is intensified by brevity.
He had had it conveyed to him, in an accidental touch of his wife's elbow as she knitted and warbled, that he would do best to answer, but always with brevity.
I began last week to permit my wife to sit at dinner with me, at the farthest end of a long table; and to answer (but with the utmost brevity) the few questions I asked her.
I have related the substance of several conversations I had with my master during the greatest part of the time I had the honour to be in his service; but have, indeed, for brevity sake, omitted much more than is here set down.
I visited many other apartments, but shall not trouble my reader with all the curiosities I observed, being studious of brevity.
Moreover, Sextus Julius Africanus's generally more accurate copy of Manetho's Epitome explicitly states that “3 Kings” intervened between Osorkon I and Takelot I. While Manetho's suggested position for these three kings cannot be presently verified due to the paucity of evidence for this period and the brevity of their reigns, another of these poorly known monarchs would be Tutkheperre Shoshenq who was an early Dynasty 22 ruler since he is now monumentally attested in both Lower and Upper Egypt at Bubastis and Abydos respectively.
She answered with equal indifference and brevity, and the others said no more.
Similar to the editorial "we" is the practice common in scientific literature of referring to a generic third person by "we" (instead of the more common "one" or the informal "you"): "We" in this sense often refers to "the reader and the author", since the author often assumes that the reader knows certain principles or previous theorems for the sake of brevity (or, if not, the reader is prompted to look them up), for example, so that the author does not need to explicitly write out every step of a mathematical proof.
Thames Hudson (also Thames and Hudson and sometimes T for brevity) is a publisher of illustrated books on art, architecture, design, and visual culture.
The "Times" has also come under controversy for its decision to drop the weekday edition of the "Garfield" comic strip in 2005, in favor of a hipper comic strip "Brevity", while retaining the Sunday edition.
The different titular elements of a pharaoh's name were often used in isolation, for brevity's sake, although the choice varied according to circumstance and period.
The most notable of these works - despite the brevity of Villagra's role - was "Lying Looking at the Stars" by director Andrei Racz.
The other project was, a scheme for entirely abolishing all words whatsoever; and this was urged as a great advantage in point of health, as well as brevity.
The TFC transmit this by radio to the Aircraft by using the Bambini-Code (a in WW2 by the Swiss Air Force developed tactical code like the today used Brevity code).
The whole subject, however, treated as it necessarily here is with much brevity, is rather perplexing, and allusions cannot be avoided to the "struggle for existence," "divergence of character," and other questions, hereafter to be discussed.
These agencies may be all grouped together, for the sake of brevity, under the expression of the laws of growth.
This brevity is intended to keep focus on the meaning of the language as much as possible.
We shall presently see its importance; but I must here treat the subject with extreme brevity, though I have the materials prepared for an ample discussion.
While relevant parties are described here in the masculine or third person (as "he" or "they"), these references are for brevity, intended to be inclusive, representing architects, building owners and contractors.
`The Undying Head'is a rather long tale, but it makes up in weird conceits, fairy tale prodigies, variety of incident, and energy of movement, for what it lacks in brevity.

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