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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated, but not signed.
This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly. - Epistulae ad Lucilium
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
Some New York Post Twitter accounts were briefly hacked and the matter is being investigated.
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