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Captain Birch briefly responded on behalf of the Volunteers.

Briefly she outlined the situation to Emma, who had long been her confidante.

"You never know where you are with them guys," he said briefly.

Simba briefly indicated the three nearest to act as his assistants.

Throwing my cloak down, I placed the girl on it and briefly related what had happened.

Suffer me, then, briefly to give you a few hints as to how an audience should behave.

They were, briefly, as follows, both in opinions and in motives.

Her eyes held him briefly, unabashed at what they might tell.

Now if you will be so kind as to state your business as briefly as possible, I will hear you.

Briefly, I sketched the Chief's report, Fetter nodding every few words.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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