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    Smile meaning

    Speak briefly, slowly and clearly.
    What is the meaning of briefly? short or shortly?

    I used big words and long sentences. Does big mean "not simple" here?
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    Re: meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    Speak briefly, slowly and clearly.
    What is the meaning of briefly? short or shortly?
    In a way, yes, but more like, don't speak for a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy
    I used big words and long sentences. Does big mean "not simple" here?
    Speakers often use "big" to describe a word that isn't all that common; e.g., "...promulgating your esoteric cogitations, or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and amicable..." Source: Humor: Don't Use Big Words.

    All the best.

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