for a short time
"she visited him briefly"; "was briefly associated with IBM"
concisely, briefly, shortly, in brief, in short(adverb)
in a concise manner; in a few words
"the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly"
In a brief manner, summarily.
He covered the subject briefly in his book.
For a brief period.
He only worked here briefly.
To be brief, in short.
Briefly, I am not happy about what happened, but no one will be losing their job.
Origin: perhaps a calque of briement
concisely; in few words
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Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3167
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2316
Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Adverbs Frequency: #232
The numerical value of briefly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of briefly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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