for a short time
"he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
soon, shortly, presently, before long(adverb)
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"
curtly, short, shortly(adverb)
in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
"he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
concisely, briefly, shortly, in brief, in short(adverb)
in a concise manner; in a few words
"the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly"
at a short distance
"the hem fell shortly below her knees"
In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.
In an irritable ("short") manner.
in a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly
in few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose
Origin: [AS. sceortlice.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2683
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3080
Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Adverbs Frequency: #213
The numerical value of shortly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of shortly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of shortly in a Sentence
Staff will return to work and flights will resume shortly.
I'm sure more information will come out on the student shortly.
We anticipate the FCC approval shortly, after which we'll close.
We are going to be going into refinery maintenance very shortly.
The remaining three will also be flown in to Pithoragarh shortly.
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