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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
arrive shortly/soon
▪ My parents are due to arrive shortly.
follow shortly (=soon)
▪ Most EU countries have signed the agreement and the US is expected to follow shortly.
shortly afterwards
▪ Charles arrived shortly afterwards.
shortly thereafter
▪ Sophie was born in France, but shortly thereafter her family moved to the United States.
soon/not long/shortly after (sth)
▪ Not long after the wedding, his wife became ill.
▪ The family moved to Hardingham in June 1983, and Sarah’s first child was born soon after.
▪ He was given a rapturous reception by a flag-waving crowd of 5,000 when the result was announced shortly after midnight.
▪ Doherty said deals with content providers may be announced shortly but declined to elaborate.
▪ Nine would be set up in areas to be announced shortly.
▪ Details of a deal with leisure wear company Cotton Traders will be announced shortly.
▪ I will announce shortly the work programme for the coming year.
▪ The match will be all-ticket with an anticipated 25,000 capacity crowd and distribution arrangements will be announced shortly.
▪ Its location and the names of the major players in the consortium financing it will be announced shortly.
▪ Further non-Emap consumer partnership deals will be announced shortly.
▪ Kenneth Baker arrived shortly afterwards, positively beaming.
▪ Expecting reinforcements to arrive shortly, he felt fairly secure.
▪ So when the invitation to become president of BitC arrived shortly afterwards, Charles accepted with alacrity.
▪ We arrived shortly before dusk and dropped off our bags at the temple.
▪ The yield from Oxford would arrive shortly.
▪ Your next invoice will be arriving shortly.
▪ The rest of the squad arrived shortly after ten o'clock in the team bus.
▪ She arrived shortly after the invasion.
▪ Recording will begin shortly for a second title, Better Than Life, which is due in the autumn.
▪ The debacle began shortly after we arrived for dinner one night.
▪ In July a series of yellow signs appeared in central London, warning that potentially disruptive pre-construction work would shortly begin.
▪ The magazine began shortly after Kristol spent about a year faxing unsolicited political advice and opinion all around Washington.
▪ The period covered by the narrative in Acts begins shortly after the Crucifixion and ends somewhere between A.D. 64 and 67.
▪ Consultations with the trade unions and other interested parties would begin shortly.
▪ It is no coincidence that the latest cycle of rising oil prices began shortly after Chavez came to power in February 1999.
▪ The alert began shortly after midnight.
▪ Revenge came shortly thereafter, but not upon Marro.
▪ My hon. Friend will be glad to know that the denial of information will shortly come to an end.
▪ The announcement came shortly before the close of trading Friday.
▪ My first glimpse of Strathnaver came shortly after Crombie Saunders' guide appeared, in 1955, on a family holiday.
▪ There were no deaths during the study, but two patients died shortly afterwards.
▪ His father was a salesman who died shortly afterward.
▪ One of these presented with a perforated small bowel lymphoma and died shortly after diagnosis.
▪ Lothair died shortly after the birth of their daughter Emma.
▪ The experience often leads to depression and serious illness; indeed many people die shortly after retiring.
▪ Others will languish and die shortly because of lack proper food.
▪ Two died shortly afterwards and the third one died in 1986.
▪ Many blood recipients die shortly after their transfusions.
▪ The maid's vacant expression was replaced momentarily by one of greedy expectation - shortly followed by disappointment.
▪ The first telephone call followed shortly thereafter.
▪ His resignation from a job scheduled to end in 2003 followed shortly afterwards.
▪ The House approved it 414-16, and the Senate followed shortly afterward with a vote of 91-5.
▪ However, many disk writes are shortly followed by another to the same sector.
▪ Doing so allows the inflammation to reoccur and an asthma attack can follow shortly.
▪ Armando Guebuza, expressed the hope that a comprehensive ceasefire agreement would follow shortly.
▪ By 4 p. m. Monday, half the plants were already down and others were expected to follow shortly.
▪ Their new Charter will be published shortly.
▪ A paper written by Mrs. Peel is to be published shortly.
▪ I understand that the report on that is to be published shortly.
▪ The government will also shortly publish a survey of spending in 100 grant maintained schools.
▪ Further details of these changes, together with the new numbers, will be published shortly.
▪ The drivers piled them into cars and drove off to return shortly for another load.
▪ The men drank brandy and ate kichel and returned shortly after to the streets.
▪ He returned shortly afterwards but gave no indication to anyone of who had phoned.
▪ This slow process led in the direction of Hinduism, a vast eclectic synthesis to which we shall return shortly.
▪ Emily Lightbody returned shortly before five.
▪ Paul Westhead said shortly after arriving.
▪ "I've already told them that," Jim said shortly.
▪ Her last novel was published shortly after her death.
▪ The President will shortly be on his way to Italy for a trade conference.
▪ We apologize for the delay -- the train will be leaving shortly.
▪ But this is not possible, as we shall see shortly!
▪ Ideally, Brown said, the city should host the Super Bowl in a new football stadium, sometime shortly after 1999.
▪ Jill quit the habit shortly before Christmas.
▪ Price Waterhouse intends to publish the survey's results shortly.
▪ The floating charge obtained recognition shortly before this.
▪ The incident remained in his mind and was reinforced by another experience he had shortly afterwards.
▪ We report on patients with chronic viral hepatitis who died of hepatic decompensation during or shortly after interferon alfa treatment.
▪ Wine is intended to be drunk, as I aim to be shortly after finishing this.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Shortly \Short"ly\, adv. [AS. sceortlice.]

  1. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.

    I shall grow jealous of you shortly.

    The armies came shortly in view of each other.

  2. In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English scortlice "briefly," also, in late Old English, "in short time;" from short (adj.) + -ly (2).


adv. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.

  1. adv. for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive" [syn: not long]

  2. 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" [syn: soon, presently, before long]

  3. 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" [syn: curtly, short]

  4. 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" [syn: concisely, briefly, in brief, in short]

  5. at a short distance; "the hem fell shortly below her knees" [syn: not far]

Usage examples of "shortly".

Winant of the European Advisory Commission shortly after Kennan had persuaded Roosevelt to accept the Berlin zoning agreements.

By the time the Culture came to know the Affront better - shortly after the long distraction of the Idiran war - the Affront were a rapidly developing and swiftly maturing species, and short of another war there was no practical way of quickly changing either their nature or behaviour.

She stalked on and shortly came to the Tube branch leading to her allotment, and went down to see how her own crops were doing.

Smith, observing our looks of amazement, laughed shortly, and quite mirthlessly.

Shortly after midnight Ambrose let himself inside with the aid of a lock pick.

One evening, shortly after the much heralded and applauded return of those annoyingly brave knights, I was making my way across the courtyard toward the castle.

Two were still marching but not able to fight, although Anther might be able to return shortly.

No longer protected by anthropocentric gods and goddesses, reason gone flat in its happy capacity to explain away the Mystery, not yet delivered into the hands of the superconsciouswe stare out blankly into that dark and gloomy night, which will very shortly swallow us up as surely as it once spat us forth.

Another nervous entry in the police dossiers, recorded shortly after the air raids over Tokyo began, noted that little children were blithely singing a jingle anticipating the imperial palace burning down.

Shortly we will have the information we need to produce some sort of serum, or antitoxin, for your protection, and this will be distributed freely to every human being in the United States.

I lost all of my personal assets shortly after Johann was born, and so have no money of my own that I could send you.

Preserved in balladry, too, though not illustrating the same point, is the hideous tale of Lady Mary de la Poer, who shortly after her marriage to the Earl of Shrewsfield was killed by him and his mother, both of the slayers being absolved and blessed by the priest to whom they confessed what they dared not repeat to the world.

The general was vainly searching for two batteries of artillery he had thought were shortly to arrive.

He had purchased it from a merchant shortly after Rowan paid him for his betrayal of Kentigern.

WAS replaced by a burly police officer called Dave shortly after Mr Blaws had departed.