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shortly (not comparable)
- In a short or brief time or manner; quickly.
- In or after a short time; soon.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter IV, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC, page 46:
- No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.
- In few words
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, volumes (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: A[ndrew] Millar, […], →OCLC:
- We shall not describe this tragical scene too fully; but we thought ourselves obliged, by that historic integrity which we profess, shortly to hint a matter which we would otherwise have been glad to have spared.
- In an irritable ("short") manner.
- 2009, Susanne James, The Millionaire's Chosen Bride, page 147:
- 'Well, I still think it was a rather off-hand way for you—for anyone—to behave,' he said shortly.
Suddenly Melody felt trapped—and annoyed. And she didn't like being spoken to like a child, either.
in a short or brief time or manner
in or after a short time
in few words; briefly
in an irritable manner
- lasting a short time; transitory
- brief; concise
- fast; quick