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Definitions of briefly

  1. for a short time; " she visited him briefly"; " was briefly associated with IBM"
  2. In a brief manner.
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Usage examples for briefly

  1. " Yes, I'm beginning to," he returned briefly. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  2. " A quarter's pay in advance," he said briefly. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  3. I told him the facts briefly. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  4. She explained the course briefly. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. " It's true," he said briefly. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  6. It now remains for me to notice very briefly one or two further questions as I draw to a close. – Men in the Making by Ambrose Shepherd
  7. " Come and look at it again," said Tom briefly. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower
  8. Briefly he spoke to the young Venerian officer, and told him what he had learned about the ship. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  9. " It is all over," said Louis, briefly. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  10. " I don't know," said Grace briefly. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  11. Let me try and tell you briefly the story of some generations of college men who accomplished things that it will be worth while for us to consider to- day. – Education: How Old The New by James J. Walsh
  12. " All right," he said briefly, " let's hear what's up." – Police!!! by Robert W. Chambers
  13. Conran's head was bent down now, and his voice was thick, as he answered briefly, " Go on." – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  14. Shaik Tsin enquired briefly: " It is accomplished, then?" – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  15. I've bought him, she explained, briefly. – Rebecca Mary by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  16. " That I will never go back," she answered, briefly, and looked away. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  17. " I guess they're candidates, fast enough," nodded Darrin, after briefly looking at the approaching group. – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  18. Briefly, he wondered what sort of psi- powers Jorak possessed. – Earthsmith by Milton Lesser
  19. He had told them briefly how the dead man was found in the cart- load of snow. – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
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