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Hi,

  after a brief good night

Does this mean the same thing as "after merely saying 'good night'"?

Thanks,

Rino
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Hi

Yes, that's right

When, at night, people reach the place where they are going to part, they may stand around talking for a while

Or they may just say "goodnight" and then go - that's a brief goodnight

So far as I can see, you can write goodnight or good-night or good night. They are all OK

Dave
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Thank you, Dave! I really appreciate your answer.

Rino