Examples from the Web for brevity
Somehow, the brevity of the message creates an inverse potential for misunderstanding.
The whole operation used a series of brevity codes from the Indian Wars, and Jimbo was a quarter Apache.
The use of “targeted” lends a smell of precision and, therefore, brevity, finality.
Much was made last Friday in regards to the brevity of the press conference Mayor Ford held.If Rob Ford Really Smoked Crack, He’d Have a Hell of a Time Governing Toronto|Mansfield Frazier|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I am going to accept the situation, Judge Henderson,” answered John, with a brevity that did not escape the keen old man.
This has the advantage of the others in brevity and epigrammatic point.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians|G. G. Findlay
No wonder she could write brevities, she whose existence was brevity itself.Adventures in the Arts|Marsden Hartley
The extent and variety of Mr. Rollins's business relations make it impossible to characterize them with brevity.
She won Dr. Reynolds' heart by the brevity of her questions, and expressed her satisfaction with everything that had been done.Blacksheep! Blacksheep!|Meredith Nicholson
But I shall skip this, so for the sake of brevity, I call it not entering.Look Back on Happiness|Knut Hamsun
British Dictionary definitions for brevity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for brevity
Word Origin and History for brevity
c.1500, from Latin brevitatem (nominative brevitas) "shortness" in space or time, from brevis "short" (see brief (adj.)).