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01. Let's try to keep this discussion [brief]; everyone is tired, and wants to go home.
02. We stopped driving [briefly] to have something to eat, and then set out again.
03. The singer was on stage at the outdoor concert for only a [brief] period before the rain started.
04. She was able to give a [brief] description of what happened to police.
05. I promise to be [brief] in my speech tonight.
06. We will take a [brief] break for coffee, and then continue our discussions.
07. The child stopped [briefly] to open his presents, and then ran outside to play with his friends again.
08. Stephen R. Covey once observed that motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very [briefly].
09. Make your speech fairly [brief], and make lots of jokes, and the audience will love you.
10. The boss called a meeting for 4:00 on Friday, but he promised it would be very [brief] because he knew everyone wanted to get home as soon as possible.
11. The President made a [brief] statement to the press denying any knowledge of the affair.
12. The island of Martinique has remained a French possession since 1635, except for three [brief] periods of foreign occupation.
13. When giving a speech, [brevity] is always welcome. A long speech just bores people.
14. The captain quickly [briefed] the general on the outcome of the conflict.
15. The Chief of Staff is in the conference room [briefing] the President on the terrorist attack.
16. The President spent the morning reading the most recent intelligence [briefs] regarding the situation in the region.
17. I missed this morning's [briefing], so I don't know what was discussed.

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