What does shortly mean?

Definitions for shortly
ˈʃɔrt lishort·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortly(adverb)

    for a short time

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

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. shortly(adverb)

    at a short distance

    "the hem fell shortly below her knees"

Wiktionary

  1. shortly(Adverb)

    In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.

  2. shortly(Adverb)

    In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.

  3. shortly(Adverb)

    In an irritable ("short") manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shortly(adverb)

    in a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly

    Etymology: [AS. sceortlice.]

  2. Shortly(adverb)

    in few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose

    Etymology: [AS. sceortlice.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2683

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3080

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shortly' in Adverbs Frequency: #213

How to pronounce shortly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say shortly in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shortly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of shortly in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Silver:

    It is likely the inventory correction and stronger dollar continued to weigh on the output data for the first quarter, and we remain hopeful that the worst of the drags from these factors have passed and that activity will pick up shortly.

  2. Donal Moriarty:

    It's not a process that we're in control of, and it's not a matter that we're concerned about, but we're obviously hopeful that it will be completed shortly.

  3. Phil Flynn:

    With rig counts lower, we are going to test $50, but I suspect we'll snap back shortly.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I will be formally terminating Trumps NAFTA shortly, we get rid of Trumps NAFTA. Trumps NAFTA's been a disaster for the United States. Trumps NAFTA's caused us tremendous amounts of unemployment and loss and company loss and everything else.

  5. Ian Bartoszek:

    [ It's ] is another important piece of evidence for the negative impact invasive Burmese pythons are having on native wildlife across the Greater Everglades Ecosystem imagine the potential consequences to the state and federally protected Southwest Florida panther if Burmese pythons adversely affect the number of white-tailed deer. Officials safely captured and relocated the snake, which painfully regurgitated the dead fawn in the grass. Shortly after, the python was humanely euthanized. Wildlife biologists then performed an autopsy on the snake and collected genetic samples. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida, the conservancy wrote. This information is leading to the development of an effective python removal technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking efforts to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egg-laying cycle. A 2015 photo, which was just released this week, shows a Burmese python regurgitating a 35-pound white-tailed deer. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida) The Florida Wildlife Commission has been asking for the public's help to remove the snakes, encouraging them toremove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. The South Florida Water Management District even created a python elimination program in 2017 to protect the Everglades and eliminate the snakes from public lands. Approximately158 pythons were eliminated during the program in roughly two months. Wildlife officials would like to find a more effective way to eliminate the creatures, and they believe research is key. Southwest Florida wildlife officials share a 2015 photo of an 11-foot Burmese python and the body of a white-tailed deer, the snake's prey. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida).

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. splay
    • C. lacerate
    • D. flabby

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