summarily

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Etymology[edit]

summary +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

summarily (comparative more summarily, superlative most summarily)

  1. (manner) In a summary manner.
    They were fired summarily at a single plant-wide meeting.
  2. (duration) Over a short period of time, briefly.
    He covered the topic summarily in an answer to a question.
    • 1950, Augustine of Hippo, Marcus Dods (translator), The City of God, Book XX, Chapter 14,
      After this mention of the closing persecution, he summarily indicates all that the devil, and the city of which he is the prince, shall suffer in the last judgment.

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