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brevity

General Crossword Questions for “brevity”

  • The soul of wit?
  • Succinctness

Encyclopedia

  • Operation Brevity was a limited offensive conducted in mid-May 1941, during the Western Conceived by the commander-in-chief of the British Middle East Command, General Archibald Wavell, Brevity was intended to be a rapid blow against weak Axis front-line forces in the Sollum. — “Operation Brevity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Brevity code, a vocal word replacement system. Brevity (comic strip), the comic strip created by Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry. Operation Brevity, a World War II battle. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. — “Brevity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Multiservice tactical brevity codes are codes used by various military forces. The scope is limited to those brevity codes used in multiservice operations and does not include words unique to single service operations. — “Brevity code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • 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. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • I don't know what there was in this brevity of Mrs. — “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James
  • At the inquiry office he asked with businesslike brevity about the trains for Dover. — “The Man who was Thursday” by GK Chesterton
  • But their very brevity and their obscurity reveal the intensity of the excitement which dominated me, and describe the actual position even better than my memory could do.)... — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne
  • Excuse the brevity of this letter. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • 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.”... — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift

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