from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a summary manner.
  • adv. Over a short period of time, briefly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a summary manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a summary manner; briefly; concisely; in a narrow compass, or in few words; in a short way or method; without delay; promptly; without hesitation or formality.

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

  • adv. without delay; in a summary manner


summary +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • Saddam had the captain summarily executed while the Pentagon was claiming that the strike had probably finished off Saddam and Uday.

    Daimnation!: How Saddam spent the war

  • Now that word summarily contains this declaration, that God enters into covenant with Abram: it then unfolds the nature of the covenant itself, and finally puts to it the seal, with the accompanying attestations.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • And lastly, Mr. Heth, called summarily from a directors 'meeting at the Fourth National Bank, was overflowed with such a wave of feminine incoherence and emotionalism as he found great difficulty in associating with his usually self-contained little daughter ....

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • And again, like you said, I think there are going to be two issues: No. 1, the way that she kind of summarily dismissed these white firefighters 'claims.

    Court Is Adjourned

  • The primitive myth persists in modern war, but the determination of guilt is not a question that is dismissed "summarily" as Lowie says.

    Death, Legal and Illegal

  • A proclamation is out announcing that any one talking about the war, or present state of affairs, will be "summarily" dealt with.

    A Confederate girl's diary,

  • Now, seems to me "summarily" is not exactly the word they mean, but still it has an imposing effect.

    A Confederate Girl's Diary

  • "As and when it comes to power a BNP Government would be constitutionally entitled summarily to eject you.


  • "summarily" is not exactly the word they mean, but still it has an imposing effect.

    A Confederate girl's diary,

  • 'summarily', the hybrid (or 'dual procedure') offence is treated in all respects as a summary conviction offence.

    Progressive Bloggers


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