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[43] Personally, when I use the word brevity, I mean not saying less, but not saying more than occasion demands. As for repetitions and tautologies and diffuseness, which some writers of textbooks tell us we must avoid, I pass them by; [p. 75] they are faults which we should shun for other reasons beside our desire for brevity.

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