• Cicero throws up his Brief, like a Gentleman
    Cicero throws up his Brief, like a Gentleman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n briefs short tight-fitting underpants (trade name Jockey shorts)
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  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    “In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity remain the masters of the world, and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Thirty -- the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.”
  • Herman Melville
    “There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Coalitions though successful have always found this, that their triumph has been brief.”
  • Horace
    “Anger is a brief lunacy.”


In literature:

Many years had receded into vague retrospect before the absorbing interests of three brief weeks.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The brief, soft twilight soon began to wane.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
But he gasped with terror, for during the brief period he lost a great deal more than he gained.
"The Hunters of the Ozark" by Edward S. Ellis
After a brief interval Mr. Cahoon reappeared, carrying the clam bucket.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
From this brief sketch the artificial and distorted manner of treating the solemn subject will be evident.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
The time, of course, was too brief to permit it.
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
Examine for all the foregoing points and write a brief report covering these.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
In that hope I am content to drag on the brief remnant of my days.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Why do you wait for Hinton's first brief to make them happy?
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
It was quite brief and unilluminating.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

But brief the reign of twilight,
The night came quickly on;
The dark brow o'er the mountains,
Star-wreathed, brightly shone.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Ah! life is brief, though love be long;
The altar and the bier,
The burial hymn and bridal song,
Were both in one short year!
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
You are brief and frail and blue-
Little sisters, I am, too.
You are Heaven's masterpieces-
Little loves, the likeness ceases.
"Sweet Violets" by Dorothy Parker
I wish that I could so be found,
While traveling life's brief way,
A spotless light to every one,
Where'er my footsteps stray.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
In youth cut down, he lies so still,
That all the strength of grief,
Cannot restore his form to us,
One moment though so brief.
"Where Is Our Brother?" by James Avis Bartley
When the hot sun's too urgent might
Hath shrunk the tender leaf,
Water comes sliding down the night,
And makes its sorrow brief.
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald

In news:

Tour and briefing offers planners an update of Lehigh expansion, conveyor plan.
Hello from my (ridiculously brief) summer vacation in East Hampton.
Chad's Morning Brief: Paul Ryan Chosen as Mitt Romney's VP, Rick Perry Says Political Correctness Must Stop, & More.
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of August 13, 2012.
Jim was born July 17, 1926 to Vivian (Jack) and Louise Corrie in Tacoma, Washington and passed quietly away February 21, 2011 in Friday Harbor after a brief illness.
Well, my laptop is officially in the shop, but I have a loaner and a bit of time, so I thought I'd put together a brief Eruption Update with some volcano news over the last week.
During a brief event recognizing the young artists and introducing the placards to the community, the six pieces of art will be on display in a single COTA bus with the artists on hand.
According to a brief historical sketch of the property prepared by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, the house was converted from a cotton gin building in 1925.
IMF's Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department Blanchard holds a news briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO), at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo.
Stanzel said the president has been briefed, "and he has instructed the counsel's office to do everything practical to retrieve potentially lost e-mails.".
Committee of the Whole – 9:30 a.m. Eastside Rail Corridor (Briefing No 2012-B0148).
Chad's Morning Brief: Santorum as VP.
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of March 27, 2012.
After the recent public announcement by Thomson on its intentions to sell the Grass Valley business, I wanted to take this opportunity to brief you as fully as possible today.
President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the Hurricane Sandy situation from the press briefing room of the White House in Washing.

In science:

In brief, the expressions derived in the post-Newtonian approximation are expansions in v/c.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
The highlights of Brian’s brief career as an experimentalist include presenting his designs to the engineers of ILX Lightwave, and on a separate occasion presenting his work to the Governor of Montana, Marc Rasicot.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
Vysotsky [1, 2]. A Brief History of the SM fits For more than ten years the Standard Model (SM) enjoyed solid agreement with precision data provided by experiments at LEP, SLC and Tevatron.
Extra Generations, Discrepancies of Electroweak Precision Data and Mass of the Higgs
In brief, we are looking for a representation-theoretical interpretation of the kind of quantum field theory that appears in the standard model.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
The epoch of strong star formation along galactic bars is expected to be brief (.1 Gyr— Martin & Roy 1995; Martin & Friedli 1997), and to occur during their formation.
An Upper Limit to the Age of the Galactic Bar