- in a short time; soon.
- briefly; concisely.
- curtly; rudely.
Origin of shortly
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Contemporary Examples of shortly
Shortly after dawn, there was another outbreak of deadly force.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
“We broke off shortly after because we were more ambitious,” says Lean.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’
January 4, 2015
Shortly after the base fell militants started tweeting photographs of MANPADS, both the Russian-made SA-16 and SA-18.Did ISIS Shoot Down a Fighter Jet?
Jamie Dettmer, Christopher Dickey
December 24, 2014
Shortly thereafter, Facebook announced a similar initiative, although their plan calls for the use of drones instead of balloons.Silicon Valley Sets Its Sights on Africa
December 22, 2014
Shortly thereafter, T.I. lent his first post-incarceration verse to a remix of “Magic.”Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists
December 15, 2014
Historical Examples of shortly
"A man has to work here a few years to love it," said Uncle Peter, shortly.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Shortly the mistress of the house came in and ordered the supper.Biography of a Slave
"She'd better come home and stay home," said Harriet shortly.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
"I will," said Yates shortly, striding to the horses' heads.In the Midst of Alarms
Shortly after, the captive Duke was one morning found weeping.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
- in a short time; soon
- in a few words; briefly
- in a curt or rude manner