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Princeton's WordNet

  1. briefly(adverb)

    for a short time

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

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. briefly(Adverb)

    In a brief manner, summarily.

    He covered the subject briefly in his book.

    Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement

  2. briefly(Adverb)

    For a brief period.

    He only worked here briefly.

    Etymology: perhaps a calque of briement

  3. briefly(Adverb)

    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. Briefly(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce briefly?

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How to say briefly in sign language?

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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. Kyle Stanley:

    I wouldn't say heated, we talked about it briefly, i was kind of caught off guard that it even came up really.

  2. The Cervantes family:

    Miguel Cervantes will be out of the show briefly but plans to return soon.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The indictment dramatically alters the case, although not in a way that will surprise National Review readers. There continues to be no connection to the Trump campaign( which Manafort briefly chaired and Gates also served), much less any suggestion of collusion between the campaign and Russia. The new indictment, however, retreats from the original allegations of money laundering, failure to register as foreign agents, and the so-called conspiracy against the United States. We observed back in November that all of these charges seemed problematic … We also noted at the time that the oddest thing about the original indictment was the absence of tax-evasion and bank-fraud charges. Mueller had seemed to lay the groundwork for these allegations but to have refrained from charging them.Voila ! The case is now exclusively a tax and bank-fraud case.

  4. Allegheny County Police:

    I briefly saw it. It's important, however it has to be taken into context with the entire investigation.

  5. Federica Mogherini:

    We also discussed the situation in Iraq and Syria and briefly in Libya, where the European Union and China share common interests and where our joint efforts could make a real difference.

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