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It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] brevis

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Of short duration or distance.
  2. Concise.

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Noun

Singular
brief

Plural
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  1. (law) An attorney's legal argument in written form for submission to a court.
  2. (informal) A short news story or report.
    • We got a news brief.

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Verb

Infinitive
to brief

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to brief (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To knowledgeably summarize a recent development to some person with decision-making power.
    The U.S. president was briefed on the military coup and its implications on African stability.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To write a legal argument and submit it to a court.

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

brief m. (plural brieven, diminutive briefje)

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