briefly


adverb

  1. for a short duration: He stopped over briefly in Chicago.
  2. in a few words: Let me explain briefly.
  3. in a brief manner; quickly or brusquely: She nodded briefly and began to speak.
adv.

c.1300, from brief (adj.) + -ly (2). As an introduction to a statement, “in short,” recorded from 1510s.

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