As an adverb briefly
is (manner) in a brief manner, summarily.
As an adjective temporary is
not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
As a noun temporary is
one serving for a limited time; short-term employee.
(manner) In a brief manner, summarily.
(duration) For a brief period.
- He covered the subject briefly in his book.
(speech act) To be brief, in short.
- He only worked here briefly .
- Briefly , I am not happy about what happened, but no one will be losing their job.
Not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
Existing only for a short time or short times; transient, ephemeral.
* See also
One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.