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Definitions for summarily
səˈmɛər ə lisum·mar·i·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. summarilyadverb

    without delay; in a summary manner

    "the suspected spy was summarily executed"


  1. summarilyadverb

    In a summary manner.

    They were fired summarily at a single plant-wide meeting.

  2. summarilyadverb

    Over a short period of time, briefly.

    He covered the topic summarily in an answer to a question.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Summarilyadverb

    Briefly; the shortest way.

    Etymology: from summary.

    The decalogue of Moses declareth summarily those things which we ought to do; the prayer of our Lord, whatsoever we should request or desire. Richard Hooker.

    While we labour for these demonstrations out of Scripture, and do summarily declare the things which many ways have been spoken, be contented quietly to hear, and do not think my speech tedious. Richard Hooker.

    When the parties proceed summarily, and they chuse the ordinary way of proceeding, the cause is made plenary. John Ayliffe.


  1. summarily

    Summarily refers to an action or decision being is done or made promptly, quickly, and without delay, often without the complete consideration of possible consequences. It might also imply an action that is done without giving a party its due process rights, such as a summary dismissal or judgment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summarilyadverb

    in a summary manner

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of summarily in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of summarily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of summarily in a Sentence

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    While it is not clear precisely when Secretary Clinton decided to permanently delete all emails from her server, it appears she made the decision after October 28, 2014, when the Department of State for the first time asked the secretary to return her public record to the Department, not only was the secretary the sole arbiter of what was a public record, she also summarily decided to delete all emails from her server ensuring no one could check behind her analysis in the public interest.

  2. Josh Ney:

    We proposed a neutral policy to the district over eight months ago that would allow teachers to uniformly address students by their enrolled names, that proposal was summarily rejected by the district, so we brought this lawsuit due to the constant threat of termination hanging over my client's head.

  3. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein:

    While some civilians were killed in crossfire between the fighting forces, others were reportedly summarily executed by Government (SPLA) soldiers, who appear to have specifically targeted people of Nuer origin, the fighting also resulted in widespread sexual violence, including rape and gang rape by soldiers in uniform and men in plain clothes.

  4. Deutsche Bank chief executive:

    We changed the people, we changed the incentives. We summarily dismissed people who did something wrong and told people about it. There was a glasnost at the bank.

  5. The WPC:

    It's never a good thing to get too much rain all at once, a trait all too common among slow-moving tropical storms, thus, the flash flood potential is summarily also rapidly increasing.

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