Crossword clues for shortly
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Shortly \Short"ly\, adv. [AS. sceortlice.]
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.
In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
adv. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
adv. for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive" [syn: not long]
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]
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.