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Definitions for briefly
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brieflyadverb

    for a short time

    "she visited him briefly"; "was briefly associated with IBM"

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. brieflyadverb

    In a brief manner, summarily.

    He covered the subject briefly in his book.

  2. brieflyadverb

    For a brief period.

    He only worked here briefly.

  3. brieflyadverb

    To be brief, in short.

    Briefly, I am not happy about what happened, but no one will be losing their job.

  4. Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brieflyadverb

    concisely; in few words

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3167

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2316

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'briefly' in Adverbs Frequency: #232

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of briefly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of briefly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of briefly in a Sentence

  1. Seth Waugh:

    While we welcome enthusiastic fan engagement, we regret that a moment of high elation and pent-up emotion by spectators on the 18th hole... briefly overwhelmed security and made two players and their caddies feel vulnerable, we always put player safety at the top of our list and are grateful that order was restored.

  2. Anton Khudobin:

    Anton Khudobin had 38 saves, including 16 in the third after giving up two goals earlier in the period. Vegas goalieRobin Lehner stopped 20 shotsoverall while his record postseason shutout streak ended. Dallas was outshot 18-4 in the third period, but had the final chance in regulation with a 3-on-1 break. Stars captain Jamie Benns wrister briefly shook up Lehner, who was struck by the puck that went over the pad and hit him near his left knee as time expired. I thought in the third we responded again, had a bunch of chances to potentially win the game in the last five minutes, Vegas coach Pete DeBoer said. It was one of those nights. They were opportunistic and thats what they are. Pucks right on the wrong guys stick in the wrong spots tonight for us. Lehner was back in net for overtime, and said afterward that he was fine. As for the game-ending goal, he said, It happened pretty quick. ... Tough to judge right now. Vegas tied the game at 2 with 7:14 left in regulation on Alex Tuchs goal that was challenged by the Stars, who felt there was interference against Anton Khudobin. The goalie was in front of the right post with Mark Stone against him when Alex Tuchs shot went over Alex Tuchs left shoulder and into the net. Nothing I can say about it, I think I was out of the crease. That was it.

  3. Justin Hochberg:

    The Academy Awards have been trying to figure out how do they incorporate pop culture icons like' Black Panther,' so what do they do ? They try something like the [ briefly planned ] popular category. But nobody wants to win the popular category at The Academy Awards, because it's insulting.

  4. Sherwood Schwartz:

    I was only on very briefly, and I was very young, but I grew up knowing the show had a special connection with people. My dad always said that a tropical island has been the center of many famous stories, including ‘ Swiss Family Robinson. ’.

  5. Bernie Moreno:

    My parents came here for the American dream, a dream briefly crushed by Jimmy Carter. Failed Policies causing massive inflation.

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