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Definition 1: in the near future - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where shortly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor will soon be here
  • the book will appear shortly
  • she will arrive presently
  • we should have news before long

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Definition 2: for a short time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where shortly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive

Definition 3: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where shortly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

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Definition 4: at a short distance - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where shortly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the hem fell shortly below her knees

Definition 5: in a concise manner; in a few words - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where shortly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

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