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briefly: in a short time, soon, quickly Cor. I. vi. 16 “'Tis not a mile; briefly we heard their drums,” Ant. IV. iv. 10 “Go put on thy defence.—Briefly, sir,” Cym. V. v. 107, Per. III. Gower 12, i. 53; so briefness, quickness Lr. II. i. 20, Per. V. ii. 15 “In feather'd briefness sails are fill'”
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