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
Etymology: [AS. sceortlice.]
in few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose
Etymology: [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
. Shortly before the couple were buried, the gunman’s first wife spoke publicly for the first time since the massacre. Tessa Brennaman said Tessa Brennaman lived in constant fear of Kelley, a former airman, and said he had once placed a handgun against Tessa Brennaman head and threatened to kill Tessa Brennaman. He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, Brennaman, 25, told CBS’s Inside Edition. In 2012, while stationed at an Air Force base in New Mexico, Kelley received a court-martial conviction for physically abusing Brennaman and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull. At the Grace Bible Church in La Vernia where the Richard Rodriguez funeral service was held, about 500 people gathered to hear tributes to the couple, who were married in 2006. Rodriguez’s first wife died 15 years ago. Richard Rodriguez only child, daughter Regina Rodriguez, 33, said it was a small comfort that Regina Rodriguez father and Therese died together, deeply in love and inside their place of worship. What a perfect way to leave this world, not one of them going through mourning and burying each other, because I know that my dad could n’t do it again.
We came right to international departures and saw the man randomly shooting. He was just firing at anyone coming in front of him. He was wearing all black. His face was not masked. I was 50 metres away from him, we ducked behind a counter but I stood up and watched him. Two explosions went off shortly after one another. By that time he had stopped shooting.
I will be formally terminating NAFTA shortly, then Congress will have a choice of approving the USMCA, which is a phenomenal deal. Much, much better than NAFTA. A great deal.
A month ago I thought we would see the end shortly but I am much less optimistic now.
I went in for a session, and while I was there I felt peace and calm, it may sound 'woo woo,' but I got my focus back. Shortly after that, we had our best business month yet.
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