- Shortly Short"ly, adv. [AS. sceortlice.]
1. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
I shall grow jealous of you shortly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The armies came shortly in view of each other. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]
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shortly — index in due course, instantly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
shortly — O.E. scortlice вЂњbriefly,вЂќ also, in late O.E., вЂњin short time;вЂќ from SHORT (Cf. short) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) … Etymology dictionary
shortly — *presently, soon, directly … New Dictionary of Synonyms
shortly — [adv] right away anon, any minute now, before long, by and by, in a little while, presently, proximately, quickly, soon; concept 820 Ant. later … New thesaurus
shortly — ► ADVERB 1) in a short time; soon. 2) in a few words; briefly. 3) abruptly, sharply, or curtly … English terms dictionary
shortly — [shôrt′lē] adv. 1. in a few words; briefly 2. in a short time; soon 3. abruptly and rudely; curtly … English World dictionary
shortly — [[t]ʃɔ͟ː(r)tli[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v, ADV after/before n, ADV adv If something happens shortly after or before something else, it happens not long after or before it. If something is going to happen shortly, it is going to happen… … English dictionary
shortly — short|ly [ ʃɔrtli ] adverb *** 1. ) soon, or happening within a short period of time of something: We re going to break for lunch very shortly. shortly after/before: Police arrived at the scene shortly after midnight. 2. ) if you say something… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
shortly — short|ly W3 [ˈʃo:tli US ˈʃo:rt ] adv 1.) soon ▪ Ms Jones will be back shortly. shortly before/after sth ▪ The accident happened shortly before midday. 2.) written speaking in an impatient and unfriendly way ▪ I ve explained that already, Rod said … Dictionary of contemporary English
shortly — adverb 1 soon: Ms Jones will be back shortly. | shortly before/after: The accident happened shortly before midday. 2 speaking impatiently: “I ve explained that already,” Rod said shortly … Longman dictionary of contemporary English