The C.I.A. repeated the warnings in the briefs that followed.
He then goes on to do some stretches in his briefs, undoubtedly a pleasant surprise for some moviegoers.
Of the dozens of briefs for and against the health-care law, two—by opposing groups of economists—are getting special attention.
One afternoon at 5:30 p.m., we sit in the dining room as Doug briefs the staff about the evening special: Hawaiian pink snapper.
The briefs were also readily available in open records at the Supreme Court and in commercial legal databases.
If it really have the legal effect attributed to it, and which I suspect it really to have, we may as well shut up our briefs.
Quentyns had been called to the Bar, and was already beginning to receive "briefs."
His other poems are but briefs in rhyme, and, like the poor Greek's collections, to redeem from captivity.
Wims was back at the hoedown only this time without even his briefs.
The cost of the briefs to Bertran was 250 ducats for the commission and 50 for the dispensation.
late 13c., from Latin brevis (adj.) "short, low, little, shallow," from PIE *mregh-wi-, from root *mregh-u- "short" (cf. Greek brakhys "short," Old Church Slavonic bruzeja "shallow places, shoals," Gothic gamaurgjan "to shorten").
from Latin breve (genitive brevis), noun derivative of adjective brevis (see brief (adj.)) which came to mean "letter, summary," specifically a letter of the pope (less ample and solemn than a bull), and thus came to mean "letter of authority," which yielded the modern, legal sense of "summary of the facts of a case" (1630s).