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Today's Word of the Day means...
for a short duration:
He stopped over briefly in Chicago.
in a few words:
Let me explain briefly.
manner; quickly or brusquely:
She nodded briefly and began to speak.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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With a fork, dip each piece of fish into beer batter, then lift out and let drain
Return to pan and simmer
with a pinch of sugar, salt, and pepper.
knead dough with dough hook or on a lightly floured board to expel air.
Lift out, let cool
, then pull off and discard skin.
Or roll the scapes in olive oil, then throw them onto the barbecue grill
Memory for the order of
presented numerals in humans as a function of practice.
joined a club team, but the level of play was so primitive he soon lost interest and turned to coaching swimming.
Ten years later he was
ousted from power, only to return in triumph less than two days later.
The book sketches
the activities of many people who have found ways to improve the lives of others.
gave me to understand that on that point my judgment was sound.
Word Origin and History for
(adj.). As an introduction to a statement, "in short," recorded from 1510s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
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