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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.

    Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement

  2. brieflyadverb

    For a brief period.

    He only worked here briefly.

    Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement

  3. brieflyadverb

    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

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. Rick Perry:

    I'll just briefly say we're going to work with Congress and answer all their questions.

  2. Fox News ' Todd Starnes:

    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.

  3. Carson Cowles:

    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.

  4. Ben Moor:

    I kind of got this ritual of, you know, you hold the patient's hand just briefly, i think there's a value and need to recognize this moment, that this might be the last interaction this person has. This might be the last hand that squeezes theirs.

  5. Thomas H. Kean:

    The most painful death in all the world is the death of a child. When a child dies, when one child dies-not the 11 per 1,000 we talk about statistically, but the one that a mother held briefly in her arms-he leaves an empty place in a parent's heart that will never heal.

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