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brief a short writing, an abstract: “There is a brief how many sports are ripe,” A MIDSUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM, v. 1. 42 ; “Shall draw this brief into as huge a volume,” KING JOHN, ii. 1. 103.

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    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
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