brief (adv.) Old form(s): briefe
in short, briefly, in sum
AYL IV.iii.151[Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena, of Orlando] Brief, I recovered him
Per Chorus.III.39[Gower alone, of Pericles] Brief, he must .. depart to Tyre
TNK V.i.118[Palamon praying to Venus] Brief, I am / To those that prate and have done, no companion
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