Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. fast, quickly, swiftly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a brisk manner; nimbly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a brisk manner; quickly; actively; vigorously; with life and spirit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a brisk manner

Etymologies

brisk +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • English tells the title briskly, in chapters alternately narrated by Alais and Eleanor.

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  • She walked in briskly and slapped her briefcase down across the table from where I was sitting.

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  • “Babalatchi,” he called briskly, giving him a slight kick.

    Almayer's Folly

  • When they had eaten every scrap of the eel, and Fidel had finished the bones, the little old woman rose briskly from the bank, washed her pan in the river, packed it in her basket again, and led the way up the path to the highway once more.

    The Belgian Twins

  • IT was nearly four in the afternoon when the sentry on post number one called briskly:

    Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants or, Handling Their First Real Commands

  • She came in briskly, and shutting the door behind her advanced to the bedside.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • And so he called briskly to Gabriel, who meantime had reseated himself on his bench:

    Gabriel and the Hour Book

  • "Babalatchi," he called briskly, giving him a slight kick.

    Almayer's Folly: a story of an Eastern river

  • But when El Sabio, after much coaxing, crossed the gang-plank between the boat and the pier, and so came to where he could be seen of all plainly, there was a curious low sound in the air as though all at once every man in the crowd had heaved a sigh; and the sound swelled into a loud murmur as Pablo, in obedience to a quick order that I gave him in Spanish, briskly mounted upon the ass's back.

    The Aztec Treasure-House

  • What we once were assumed to know ourselves, if we affected to be upstanding people, and could always count on parents, pastors and cops to call briskly to our attention if we didn't, is now believed to be beyond our own power of comprehension.

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