Definitions for briefly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word briefly.
for a short time
"she visited him briefly"; "was briefly associated with IBM"
concisely, briefly, shortly, in brief, in shortadverb
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.
Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Concisely; in few words.
Etymology: from brief.
I will speak in that manner which the subject requires; that is, probably, and moderately, and briefly. Francis Bacon.
The modest queen a while, with downcast eyes,
Ponder’d the speech; then briefly thus replies. Dryden.
Briefly refers to a short duration of time, conciseness or succinctness in expression or action. It often implies a concise manner or a temporary moment.
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
Once again he refuses to acknowledge what we all know: this was the work of Islamic extremists, the president spoke briefly, using words like 'defeat' and 'degrade.' Degrade? ISIS does not need to be degraded. They need to be destroyed. Obliterated. Wiped off the face of the Earth.
I actually talked to him on the phone briefly for just a few moments and he was saying,' well I'm outside target practicing with my new gun,' nobody in my family had seen anything like this coming.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
This was the first time the Ottoman Empire recorded a major military victory against world powers for 150-odd years, the empire was in decline. The 18th of March marked a point where that tide at least briefly was stemmed.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated, but not signed.
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