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Adverb: shortly  short-lee
  1. For a short time
    "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
  2. In the near future
    "the book will appear shortly";
    - soon, presently, before long
  3. In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner
    "he said shortly that he didn't like it";
    - curtly, short
  4. In a concise manner; in a few words
    "to put it shortly";
    - concisely, briefly, in brief, in short
  5. At a short distance
    "the hem fell shortly below her knees"

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