There was a brief pause.
He paused for a brief flurry of clapping.
She wrapped her arms around her knees and closed her eyes for a brief rest.
His expression revealed surprise for a brief moment, and then his eyes flashed with anger.
Gabriel growled at her, the brief touch enough to stir desire.
No, it had been there - brief and beguiling.
After a brief hesitation, he spoke.
I can get each of you two sets of ID, birth certificate, passport, driver's license, charge cards and a brief history that will check out.
It was a brief lapse of concentration from his purpose at hand, catching the yellow-clad figure flowing through the curves and bends below him.
For him it was nothing more than a brief episode of pleasure.
Monty, as he became known during his brief public life, succumbed to his injuries.
Cynthia sat up in bed as she read the brief passage, an uncommon glass of amber liquid in her hand Donnie deciphered it.
He had had a short illness, there had been a brief time of acute suffering, then all was over.
I was never still a moment; my life was as full of motion as those little insects that crowd a whole existence into one brief day.
She was forbidden to engage the operator in any conversation and make the call as brief as possible.
After a brief discussion we decided to telephone first and leave the visit option on the table, at least for now.
Perhaps the brief stay on the craft would help her adjust.
After handshakes and a brief chat, the pair left in Dean's pool car for the motel where Vinnie Baratto awaited.
The sun had been under a cloud all day, and there had been brief showers; but suddenly the sun broke forth in all its southern splendour.
Just as much, she feared seeing them miserable, because of her brief involvement in the mix.
Kris's memories stirred stronger than he liked. He remembered Lilith, a beautiful Immortal whose laugh had filled him with happiness. Their love had been intense and brief, lasting less than a human year in total. One day, she was just … gone.
Their brief search halted when a security guard swore no one had passed his way and too many corridors and stairways went in other directions, making further search difficult.
After a brief look at her, he plodded back out of the dairy.
In her brief absence I described how Howie squirmed and twisted while sleeping.
Jule was quiet, trying hard to remember something from before the Schism besides brief glimpses of Darian and Damian.
Other than the brief conversation about seeing him with Allen, they had not discussed him.
A brief silence followed.
It seemed to me that my wife's brief but profound statement put all else in prospective.
Finally, we have a brief respite but I hope to God they catch him soon.
While the brief conversation was welcome, it left a party's-over void when it ended.
The two exchanged the Coors beer and the evening's entertainment for a brief but pleasant stroll around the streets of Durango.
Dean only had a brief glance at the rider, not enough to even tell if the helmeted figure was a man or a woman, much less recognize the person.
"Just make it brief and talk about what you do know, or remember," I said.
She tried to regain her composure, unable to compare the brief experience with Jule to anything else she'd ever felt.
A brief search of the house yielded neither man.
He had often begun to make reflections or think aloud in her company, and she had always answered him either by a brief but appropriate remark--showing that it did not interest her--or by a silent look and smile which more palpably than anything else showed Pierre her superiority.
After a brief description of the campaign and the two battles in which he had taken part, and his promotion, Nicholas said that he kissed his father's and mother's hands asking for their blessing, and that he kissed Vera, Natasha, and Petya.
For one brief instant, he looked at Adrienne as if he actually saw her.
The brief visual contact was like a caress, warming her cheeks and heart.
On the eighteenth and nineteenth of November, the army advanced two days' march and the enemy's outposts after a brief interchange of shots retreated.
He was excited to see her dressed up for the occasion.
The brief pain turned quickly into pleasure intense enough that she began panting, her hands roaming his body.
According to the brief phone call, the ten-year-old girl's natural mother, another loser like faux foster mother Janet, had been recently discharged to a halfway house after doing hard time in the state's Cañon City facility.
Fred's response was surprising, a few grunts and a brief comment that it figured.
One brief spring, musical with the song of robin and mocking-bird, one summer rich in fruit and roses, one autumn of gold and crimson sped by and left their gifts at the feet of an eager, delighted child.
He was unusually tender and kind to me, and for a brief space the shadow lifted.
Prince Bolkonski listened as a presiding judge receives a report, only now and then, silently or by a brief word, showing that he took heed of what was being reported to him.
He actually smiled, though it was so brief that she questioned whether she had imagined it.
I'm on the road with West Virginia behind me, taking a brief rest from my hobby.
Nothing was learned from the brief visit that contradicted what the man had said to me.
There was no way I was going to brief Howie on all that had happened, how his living room is covered in blood and his house has been ransacked; not in his present state of mind.
Both men felt the old man had probably killed him, but Westlake's brief disclosure was insufficient to pursue the matter and as both men were dead, there was little incentive to do so.
The conversations were brief and the trip apparently uneventful, however Dean continued to have second thoughts about allowing Fred to dig into the matter on his own.
It was with the hope of restoring my self-confidence that she persuaded me to write for the Youth's Companion a brief account of my life.
Give a brief account of Huss and his work.
There began the intimate gathering of five distinctly different individuals, and the unique results of our brief weekend cohabitation.
She thought of how she'd felt safe with Jule during their brief encounter.
But the brief exercise failed to dispel the glumness for more than a few moments.
Without the light in front of him, his progress was brief pictures taken by the flashes from the sky.
Finally he kissed her softly on the lips - a questioning kiss, brief and timid.
We introduced ourselves one by one, each adding a brief history.
They put questions and gave brief replies about things they knew ought to be talked over at length.
There was no brief respite, no few days of safety; John Luke Grasso was here in our back yard!
Gabriel couldn't take his eyes off the woman who had been his mate, for however brief a time.