Brevity in a Sentence

Definition of Brevity

the quality of expressing something in very few words; briefness

Use Brevity in a sentence

I hope the minister exercises brevity in his sermon today.

Because she does not understand what the word “brevity” means, my mother has never had a short phone conversation.

As the couple married after knowing each other only four days, the brevity of their marriage did not surprise anyone.

Because my sister is not known for her brevity, she is never asked to speak at formal events.

The president made his points with praiseworthy brevity.

At only two pages, the brevity of this newsletter is remarkable.

During the meeting, we must encourage brevity so everyone will have time to speak.

Because of the book’s brevity and exciting subject, even my easily bored sister will read it from start to finish.

While Ann’s research paper contained brilliant information, its brevity caused it to be turned down by the major medical journals.

Using twitter to communication is an exercise in brevity because you can only use 140 characters to express a thought.

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Brevity synonyms

shortness, briefness, conciseness, succinctness

Brevity antonyms

wordiness, long-windedness, verbiage, lengthiness