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 for briefly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Briefly \Brief"ly\ (br[=e]f"l[y^]), adv.
     Concisely; in few words.
     [1913 Webster]

From 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]

From 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,

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