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Definitions of shortly

  1. Shortness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. Shortlyness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. at a short distance; "the hem fell shortly below her knees" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Abruptly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Soon; quickly; curtly; in a few words. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. In a short time: in a brief manner: quickly: soon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Speedily; briefly; soon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. After a short time; quickly; soon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. In few words; briefly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Shortlyly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Soon; briefly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for shortly

  1. And one must write shortly as shortly as possible. – Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky Alexander Kuprin I. A. Bunin
  2. " Peg is a sensible woman," said Forrester shortly – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
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