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Definition of "shortly" []

  • In a short time; soon. (adverb)
  • In a few words; concisely. (adverb)
  • In an abrupt manner; curtly. (adverb)
  • In a short time; soon (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In a few words; briefly (adverb)
  • In a curt or rude manner (adverb)

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Use "shortly" in a sentence
  • "“I told you, he left without a word shortly after the words were spoken.”"
  • "Unfortunately, a knee injury put me on the shelf, and I was stripped of the title shortly thereafter."
  • "But as these bishops resided at Spalato, the title shortly became Spalatensis."