1. For a short time (synset 400034576)
    "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
  2. In the near future (synset 400034309)
    "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"
  3. In a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner (synset 400298575)
    "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
  4. In a concise manner;
    In a few words (synset 400291174)
    "the history is summed up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly"; "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly"
  5. At a short distance (synset 400034695)
    "the hem fell shortly below her knees"

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