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  • adv. Hastily; violently; fiercely; with fury.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hastily; violently; fiercely.

Etymologies

From Middle English brathly, brothly, braithly, equivalent to brath +‎ -ly. Cognate with Icelandic bráðleg ("quickly, soon"). (Wiktionary)

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