She may be out of the loop for a short time.
You've come a long way in a short time.
She was pacing the hall in front of the dining area when Hannah emerged a short time later carrying a large tote.
The woman is a feisty one but her daughter is such a beauty I'm obliged to keep mommy alive for at least a short time until we are locked in the privacy of my refuge.
There were few things in life she was certain about, and one of them was that she'd felt safer with Jule during their short time together than she ever did with her father.