Definition of Shortly in English :
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Meaning of Shortly in English
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Pronounce Shortly in Englishsee synonyms of shortly
for a short time
Example Sentences:'he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive'
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'
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'
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'
at a short distance
Example Sentences:'the hem fell shortly below her knees'
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