Definitions of shortly:
  • adverb:   for a short time
    Example: "He was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
  • adverb:   at a short distance
    Example: "The hem fell shortly below her knees"
  • adverb:   in the near future
    Example: "The book will appear shortly"
  • adverb:   in a concise manner; in a few words
    Example: "To put it shortly"
  • adverb:   in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
    Example: "He said shortly that he didn't like it"

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