Definition of Briefly

1. Adverb. For a short time. "Was briefly associated with IBM"

Partainyms: Brief



2. Adverb. In a concise manner; in a few words. "To put it shortly"
Exact synonyms: Concisely, In Brief, In Short, Shortly
Partainyms: Brief, Concise

Definition of Briefly

1. adv. Concisely; in few words.

Definition of Briefly

1. Adverb. (context: manner) In a brief manner, summarily. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: duration) For a brief period. ¹

3. Adverb. (context: speech act) To be brief, in short. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Briefly

1. in a brief manner [adv]

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Literary usage of Briefly

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"The speaker briefly mentioned the fundamental principles upon which the accuracy in ... Causes of mine explosions were briefly discussed, the speaker ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1836)
"... that, THE generall cures thus briefly examined and discussed, it remains now to according to the several parts affected, each man may tell in some sort ..."

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