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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brisklyadverb

    in a brisk manner

    "she walked briskly in the cold air"; "`after lunch,' she said briskly"


  1. brisklyadverb

    fast, quickly, swiftly

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brisklyadverb

    Actively; vigorously.

    Etymology: from brisk.

    We have seen the air in the bladder suddenly expand itself so much, and so briskly, that it manifestly lifted up some light bodies that leaned upon it. Boyle.

    I could plainly perceive the creature to suck in many of the most minute animalcula, that were swimming briskly about in the water. John Ray, on the Creation.


  1. briskly

    Briskly is an adverb that means in an active, quick, or energetic way. It often indicates doing something in a fast, efficient, and lively manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brisklyadverb

    in a brisk manner; nimbly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of briskly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of briskly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of briskly in a Sentence

  1. Primo Levi:

    The butterfly's attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.

  2. James McQuivey:

    Apple is selling TV devices fairly briskly, but it won't ever reach the penetration Samsung has, and given how important services revenue has become for Apple, it makes tremendous sense to put the iTunes store on Samsung's platform.

  3. Brenda Ueland:

    These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas, such as 'I see where I can make an annual cut of 3.47 in my meat budget.' But they have no slow, big ideas.

  4. Baltasar Gracian:

    He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.

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