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Briefly - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Briefly' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Briefly [ adv.]
- Concisely; in few words.

Meaning of 'Briefly' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . briefly [ r]
Meaning (1):
- in a concise manner; in a few words
Example in sentence:
  • briefly, we have a problem;
  • she replied briefly;
  • the history is summed up concisely in this book;
  • to put it shortly
Meaning (2):
- for a short time
Example in sentence:
  • he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive;
  • she visited him briefly;
  • sit down and stay awhile;
  • the baby was quiet for a while;
  • they settled awhile in Virginia before moving West;
  • was briefly associated with IBM