- (manner) In a brief manner, summarily.
- He covered the subject briefly in his book.
- (duration) For a brief period.
- He only worked here briefly.
- To be brief, in short.
- Briefly, I am not happy about what happened, but no one will be losing their job.
- (in a brief manner): in summarization, concisely, in short, in a word, to sum up
- (for a brief period): fleetingly, summarily, temporarily, transiently; see also Thesaurus:temporarily
in a brief manner