Shortly meaning

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Shortly is defined as briefly, curtly, abruptly or soon.

When you briefly summarize a book in a letter, this is an example of when you explain shortly what the book was about.

When someone asks you a question and you snap "no," in an abrupt and curt way, this is an example of when you speak shortly.

When you are going to be leaving in just about a minute, this is an example of when you are leaving shortly.

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In a short time; soon.
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In a short time; soon.
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In an abrupt manner; curtly.
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In a few words; concisely.
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In a few words; briefly.
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Abruptly and rudely; curtly.
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In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
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In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.
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In an irritable ("short") manner.
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Origin of shortly

  • short +"Ž -ly

    From Wiktionary