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1In an active, quick, or energetic way:‘she walked briskly into the building’‘tickets have been selling briskly’
- ‘The kite is lifted by about 20 boys and is carried briskly around the corner to the waiting truck.’
- ‘The three boys walked briskly on the sand.’
- ‘Briskly running up the hillside, it shook its beautiful head and bowed it in respect before dashing off into the woods.’
- ‘The briskly defined lift of his baton is especially stimulating to the dancers.’
- ‘Some medieval romances were alive and well and selling briskly well into the 19th century.’
- ‘With his use of the moving camera paired with visually compatible, we move briskly through the action.’
- ‘He is a master at briskly paced action movies.’
- ‘The guard walks away briskly, passing us and not offering so much as a smile.’
- ‘He does a good, workmanlike job with this, keeping the plot moving along briskly.’
- ‘She zipped up her jacket and briskly made her way across lawns and through alleys.’
- 1.1 In an impatient or brusque way:‘he replied briskly that no one at his school had ever gone truant’
- ‘"Come on. Now!" she said, briskly.’
- ‘I was speaking to him the way I would if I were training a dog—firmly, briskly, not cruelly.’
- ‘The court disposed of the argument briskly.’
- ‘Clive briskly led him into the back, pausing at every table just long enough to assure his customers that there was no problem.’
- ‘It is at once highly entertaining and briskly sobering.’
- ‘The moment he finished giving orders, she nodded briskly, impatiently even.’
- ‘When asked whether she has any disagreements Jean, she briskly snaps, "Absolutely not."’
- ‘The man was talking briskly now, snapping instructions at me.’
- ‘She remains briskly stoic even as the client's petulance escalates.’
- ‘She deals briskly with the delusion that filling up your diary may give you the feeling that you have life under control.’
- 1.2 In a cold but pleasantly invigorating way:‘the wind blew fairly briskly’‘we spent our day swimming in the briskly cold water’
- ‘I rolled down my windows slightly and the briskly cold night air blew in.’
- ‘We all sat around on this briskly cold morning to talk.’
- ‘The wind was briskly blowing after a cold front rolled through during the night.’
- ‘The hurricane was two days away, but the wind was already blowing briskly.’
- ‘The cold wind made the fabric of my tent flap like wet laundry hanging on a clothesline on a briskly windy spring day.’
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