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Scotland experienced a brief period of population growth during the early nineties.
a brief visit
I have a phone call to make. I’ll keep it brief.
A brief summary of this article is given here.
I don’t want to keep you long, so let me be brief.
She can be a bit brief but don’t let that put you off.
She was wearing the briefest of miniskirts.