# Put a bracket over a text (not in math mode)

I want to place a line or a bracket over a big text (of two or more lines length) and preferably preventing the hyphenation of this text. Is it possible?

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Perhaps you should also describe what you want to achieve, not how you want to achieve it. XY Problem –  Andrey Vihrov Feb 20 '12 at 9:37

$\overbrace{\parbox[c]{0.5\textwidth}{some text here}}$
on \raggedright yes it would look better done with \begin{tabular}{l} rather than \parbox then the box would have the natural width of the longest line, and the brace would just span that, assuming manual line breaking is acceptable.... –  David Carlisle Feb 20 '12 at 14:20