for a short duration:
He stopped over briefly in Chicago.
in a few words:
Let me explain briefly.
in a brief manner; quickly or brusquely:
She nodded briefly and began to speak.
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lasting or taking a short time; of short duration: a brief walk; a brief stay in the country. using few words; concise; succinct: a brief report on weather conditions. abrupt or curt. scanty: a brief bathing suit. a short and concise statement or written item. an outline, the form of which is determined by set […]
Lake of, a lake in SE Bern canton in Switzerland. 11.5 sq. mi. (30 sq. km). Historical Examples Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845 Various Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Nasby in Exile David R. Locke From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn Henry […]
a prickly plant or shrub, especially the sweetbrier or a greenbrier. a tangled mass of prickly plants. a thorny stem or twig. the white heath, Erica arborea, of France and Corsica, the woody root of which is used for making tobacco pipes. a pipe made of brierroot. (chiefly in Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee) a term […]
the root wood of the brier. certain other woods from which tobacco pipes are made. a pipe made of brierroot. noun a variant spelling of briarroot Also ‘brierˌwood