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    short/brief and fleeting

    Hello,
    Could you, please tell me why "short" sounds odd here: "Mom only made a short reference to her resignation."? Short could mean "only using a few words," or that the speaker did not need much time to make the reference. If that's true, what makes it sound worse than the other two?

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: short/brief and fleeting

    Only "brief" sounds good to me.

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    #3

    Re: short/brief and fleeting

    Those interested in this thread can click here to read more answers.

    And also here.

    You seem to be covering all bases, Hornviper.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-May-2015 at 09:49.

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