briefly (adv.) Old form(s): briefely
quickly, soon, in a moment
AC IV.iv.10.2[Eros to Antony, of putting on his armour] Briefly, sir
Cym V.v.106[Lucius to all] briefly die their joys / That place them on the truth of girls and boys
Per Chorus.III.12[Gower alone] time that is so briefly spent
Per III.i.53[First Sailor to Pericles, of Thaisa] briefly yield 'er, for she must overboard straight
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