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We already know how to have a curly bracket spanning multiple non-math lines of text:

What I wonder now is: how to do the same with:

\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\item Item 3
\end{itemize} 

How to have a curly bracket spanning over such Items, within an Itemize-environment?

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    There is an example in Adding a large brace next to a body of text – Werner Apr 17 '16 at 7:55
  • @Werner, Thanks. Can you do it for a left-hand curly brace? Cf. the problem in the answer which I provided below. – Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen Apr 17 '16 at 8:06
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    What is the desired output if there is a page break between the items? – Aditya Apr 17 '16 at 12:37
  • @Aditya On the purposes which I base myself, I think the most legible would be to break such a large brace into 2 smaller braces, one for each page. But, for other purposes it might be better to retain 1 big brace. – Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen Apr 17 '16 at 20:31
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It's not too hard to adapt the answer you already found :)

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\begin{document}
$\left\{
\begin{tabular}{p{.8\textwidth}}
\begin{itemize}
\item Second line 
\item Third line, which is quite long and seemingly tedious in the extreme
\item Fourth line, which isn't as long as the third 
\end{itemize}
\end{tabular}
\right.$
\end{document}

The spacing could use some work but I'm too lazy.

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Following Werner's comment, which links to:

I end up with the following, which (when one would like a left-curly brace) however results in the left brace being oriented falsely (it should be flipped horizontally).

A correct way for the right curly brace can be found in the mentioned User Cmhuges' answer.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[many]{tcolorbox}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathreplacing}

\newtcolorbox{leftbrace}{%
    enhanced jigsaw, 
    breakable, % allow page breaks
    frame hidden, % hide the default frame
    overlay={%
        \draw [
            decoration={brace,amplitude=0.5em},
            decorate,
            ultra thick,
        ]
        % right line
        (frame.north west)--(frame.south west);
    },
    % paragraph skips obeyed within tcolorbox
    parbox=false,
}

\begin{document}

\begin{leftbrace}
\begin{itemize}
\item Second line 
\item Third line, which is quite long and seemingly tedious in the extreme
\item Fourth line, which isn't as long as the third 
\end{itemize}
\end{leftbrace}

\end{document}

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