from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a brisk manner; nimbly.

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  • adverb fast, quickly, swiftly

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  • adverb in a brisk manner


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brisk +‎ -ly


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