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Synonyms for shortly
ˈʃɔrt li

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shortly(adverb)

    for a short time

    "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"

    in short, curtly, short, soon, concisely, presently, in brief, briefly, before long

  2. 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"

    in short, curtly, short, soon, concisely, presently, currently, in brief, briefly, before long

  3. 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"

    in short, curtly, concisely, soon, presently, suddenly, short, in brief, dead, unawares, briefly, abruptly, before long

  4. 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"

    in short, curtly, concisely, soon, in brief, presently, short, briefly, before long

  5. shortly(adverb)

    at a short distance

    "the hem fell shortly below her knees"

    in short, curtly, short, soon, concisely, presently, in brief, briefly, before long

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shortly(ad.)

    soon, in a short time, in a little time

  2. shortly(ad.)

    briefly, concisely, tersely, in a few words

  3. shortly(ad.)

    inconsiderate, imprudent, indiscreet

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shortly":

    soon, little, bit, briefly, few, short, quickly

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How to use shortly in a sentence?

  1. John Cage:

    The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.

  2. Former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer:

    On Nov. 14, partly because the president had already contacted me twice, I sent him a note asking him not to get involved in these questions [posed by the review board], the next day, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone called me and said the president would remain involved. Shortly thereafter, I received a second call from Cipollone, who said the president would order me to restore Gallagher to the rank of chief.

  3. Karen McWatters:

    We held hands and shortly after that her hand went limp in mine, and she never spoke again.

  4. Leon Rajaobelina:

    Staff will return to work and flights will resume shortly.

  5. Tina Tchen:

    Shortly after Jussie Smollett reported Jussie Smollett was attacked, as a family friend, I contacted Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx, who I also know from prior work together.

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