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Shortly meaning in English

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Shortly

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Adverb

1. shortly

for a short time

Example Sentences:
'he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive'

2. before long, presently, shortly, soon

in the near future

Example Sentences:
'the doctor will soon be here'
'the book will appear shortly'
'she will arrive presently'
'we should have news before long'

3. curtly, short, shortly

in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner

Example Sentences:
'he told me curtly to get on with it'
'he talked short with everyone'
'he said shortly that he didn't like it'

4. briefly, concisely, in brief, in short, shortly

in a concise manner; in a few words

Example Sentences:
'the history is summed up concisely in this book'
'she replied briefly'
'briefly, we have a problem'
'to put it shortly'

5. shortly

at a short distance

Example Sentences:
'the hem fell shortly below her knees'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Shortly

see synonyms of shortly
adverb
1. 
in a short time; soon
2. 
in a few words; briefly
3. 
in a curt or rude manner

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Shortly

see synonyms of shortly
adverb
1. 
in a few words; briefly
2. 
in a short time; soon
3. 
abruptly and rudely; curtly

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Shortly

see synonyms of shortly
adv.
1. In a short time; soon.
2. In a few words; concisely.
3. In an abrupt manner; curtly.

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