2. [syn: concisely, briefly, shortly, in brief, in short]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Briefly \Brief"ly\ (br[=e]f"l[y^]), adv.
Concisely; in few words.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: for a short time; "she visited him briefly"; "was briefly
associated with IBM"
2: in a concise manner; in a few words; "the history is summed
up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly,
we have a problem"; "to put it shortly" [syn: concisely,
briefly, shortly, in brief, in short]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "briefly":
accurately, aphoristically, bluntly, brusquely, compendiously,
concisely, crisply, curtly, economically, exactly, fleetingly,
flickeringly, flittingly, for a moment, hastily, hurriedly,
in a capsule, in a nutshell, in an instant, in brief,
in brief compass, in short, laconically, momentarily, pithily,
pointedly, precisely, quickly, sententiously, shortly, sparely,
succinctly, summarily, swiftly, synoptically, tersely,