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  • His expression revealed surprise for a brief moment, and then his eyes flashed with anger.

  • Other than the brief conversation about seeing him with Allen, they had not discussed him.

  • There was a brief pause.

  • For one brief instant, he looked at Adrienne as if he actually saw her.

  • His nod was brief.

  • He actually smiled, though it was so brief that she questioned whether she had imagined it.

  • No, it had been there - brief and beguiling.

  • For him it was nothing more than a brief episode of pleasure.

  • There began the intimate gathering of five distinctly different individuals, and the unique results of our brief weekend cohabitation.

  • In her brief absence I described how Howie squirmed and twisted while sleeping.

  • I'm on the road with West Virginia behind me, taking a brief rest from my hobby.

  • I sat nearby but my wait was brief.

  • 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.

  • Nothing was learned from the brief visit that contradicted what the man had said to me.

  • 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.

  • We introduced ourselves one by one, each adding a brief history.

  • A brief silence followed.

  • It seemed to me that my wife's brief but profound statement put all else in prospective.

  • "Just make it brief and talk about what you do know, or remember," I said.

  • 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.

  • Finally, we have a brief respite but I hope to God they catch him soon.

  • There was no brief respite, no few days of safety; John Luke Grasso was here in our back yard!

  • She wrapped her arms around her knees and closed her eyes for a brief rest.

  • She thought of how she'd felt safe with Jule during their brief encounter.

  • She tried to regain her composure, unable to compare the brief experience with Jule to anything else she'd ever felt.

  • Jule was quiet, trying hard to remember something from before the Schism besides brief glimpses of Darian and Damian.

  • A brief search of the house yielded neither man.

  • The brief pain turned quickly into pleasure intense enough that she began panting, her hands roaming his body.

  • Just as much, she feared seeing them miserable, because of her brief involvement in the mix.

  • 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.

  • But the brief exercise failed to dispel the glumness for more than a few moments.

  • While the brief conversation was welcome, it left a party's-over void when it ended.

  • Without the light in front of him, his progress was brief pictures taken by the flashes from the sky.

  • He paused for a brief flurry of clapping.

  • 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.

  • Gabriel growled at her, the brief touch enough to stir desire.

  • Gabriel couldn't take his eyes off the woman who had been his mate, for however brief a time.

  • Perhaps the brief stay on the craft would help her adjust.

  • 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.

  • Finally he kissed her softly on the lips - a questioning kiss, brief and timid.

  • After a brief hesitation, he spoke.

  • 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. 

  • After handshakes and a brief chat, the pair left in Dean's pool car for the motel where Vinnie Baratto awaited.

  • Fred's response was surprising, a few grunts and a brief com­ment that it figured.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • After a brief look at her, he plodded back out of the dairy.

  • The brief visual contact was like a caress, warming her cheeks and heart.

  • After a brief moment of thanks, she looked up to find Alex watching her.

  • Fall, brief as it was, turned the hills bright red and yellow.

  • Carmen had tried to talk to Alex about his parents on several occasions but he simply gave brief answers and then changed the subject.

  • That fleeting thought was there again — so brief.

  • The guard nodded at Hilden's brief address and trotted away.

  • When his gaze returned to Carmen, it held a brief warning.

  • After a brief prayer, she opened her eyes and glanced up.

  • She had a brief view of Denton's face before her own plunged into the agent's chest.

  • It was raining, and in the brief flashes of lightning, she could see a tree down in the back yard.

  • In that brief moment, they looked into each other's eyes.

  • With another brief hesitation, Eden turned and walked away.

  • Jessi studied him for a brief moment.

  • The effect of the first brief speech was so overwhelming that Hortensius refused to reply, and recommended his client to leave the country.

  • Leo then formally excommunicated Luther by bull of the 3rd of January 1521; and in a brief directed the emperor to take energetic measures against heresy.

  • During the brief predominance of his party Santarosa showed great decision of character.

  • As a boy he worked on his father's farm, attending school for only brief periods, and in 1808-1812 he lived at Wheeling, Virginia (now W.

  • Aemilius Scaurus, praetor in 53 B.C. Cicero, speaking no doubt to his brief, gives them a very bad character, adding " ignoscent alii viri boni ex Sardinia; credo enim esse quosdam ".

  • They bear upon very varied matters,' and we must confine ourselves here to a brief résumé.

  • Occasionally, however, he appears to hold a brief for the defence, and, though the picture is comparatively true, this Life (1871) should be read with caution.

  • Hoyt, Brief of a Title in the Seventeen Townships in the County of Luzerne (Harrisburg, 1879).

  • In the ensuing party struggles the city passed under a tyrant, Theagenes (about 640), whose rule was too brief to produce great changes.

  • The second brief visit, in 1647, partly on literary, partly on family business, was signalized by the award of a pension of 3000 francs, obtained from the royal bounty by Cardinal Mazarin.

  • In Germany a few Cartesian lecturers taught at Leipzig and Halle, but the system took no root, any more than in Switzerland, where it had a brief reign at Geneva after 1669.

  • A brief comparison with these will indicate its salient features.

  • The Presbyterianism now visible in England is of Scottish origin and Scottish type, and beyond the fact of embracing a few congregations which date from, or before, the Act of Uniformity and the Five Mile Act, has little in common with the Presbyterianism which was for a brief period by law established.

  • and lxxix.; Memorial, or Brief for Cagliostro in the Cause of Card.

  • Under the heading of Multituberculata will be found a brief account of certain extinct mammals from the Mesozoic formations of Europe and North America which have been regarded as more or less nearly related to the monotremes.

  • From this town we have a very interesting though brief inscription dating probably from early in the 3rd century B.C.; it is cut upon a small bronze plate (now in the Naples Museum), which must have once been fixed to some votive object, dedicated to the god Declunus (or the goddess Decluna).

  • In a brief period he was the acclaimed.

  • After a brief embassy to the emperor in the spring of 1538, Bonner superseded Gardiner at Paris, and began his mission by sending Cromwell a long list of accusations against his predecessor (ib.

  • It has been sometimes misspelt "Tapacolo," as by C. Darwin, who gave (Journal of Researches, chap. xii.) a brief but entertaining account of the habits of this bird and its relative, Hylactes megapodius, called by the Chilenos "El Turco."

  • Cromwell replied by requesting a brief delay to ask counsel of God and his own heart.

  • (Rome, 1902); Ryssel, Ein Brief Gregors, iibersetzt, Studien and Kritiken, 56, Bd.

  • They are brief, yet not wanting in that element of practical edification on which Chrysostom lays special weight as characteristic of the Antiochenes.

  • Phillips, 1896); A Brief Introduction to the Infinitesimal Calculus (1897); The Nature of Capital and Income (1906); The Rate of Interest 0907); National Vitality (1909); The Purchasing Power of Money (1911); Elementary Principles of Economics (1913); Why is the Dollar Shrinking?

  • In connexion with this part of the subject a brief reference should also be made to M.

  • Sabatier's theory as to the nature of these documents was, in brief, that the Speculum perfectionis was the first of all the Lives of the saint, written in 1227 by Br.

  • Equally contemptible in its political results and void of historical interest was the brief visit of John of Bohemia, son of Henry VII., whom the Ghibellines next invited to assume their leadership. He sold a few privileges, conferred a few titles, and recrossed the Alps in 1333.

  • Italy was now for a brief space independent.

  • suppressed the order altogether by a brief of 1773.

  • Much good work was done by the Republicans during their brief tenure of power,but it soon came to an endowing to the course of events which favored a reaction against France.

  • Though brief, Cairolis term of office was momentous in regard to foreign affairs.

  • During the brief period of his married life he held the 'appointment of lecturer at Buckingham Hall, now Magdalene College.

  • The progress of the archbishop's opinion towards that middle Protestantism, if it may be so called, which he did so much to impress on the formularies of the Church of England, was gradual, as a brief enumeration of the successive steps in that progress will show.

  • After a brief struggle the rebels were overthrown at Trier by Cerealis, and 113 senators emigrated to Germany (70).

  • Aristotle's brief suggestions respect ing the origin of society and governments in the Politics show a leaning to a naturalistic interpretation of human history as a development conditioned by growing necessities.

  • There is, however, one writer who sets forth so clearly the alternative suppositions respecting the origin of the world that he claims a brief notice.

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