Definition of 'shortly'
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The search for an office manager begins shortly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Then my dad died shortly after the accident. The Sun (2013)He was rushed to hospital but died shortly after arriving. The Sun (2012)He was referred to a psychiatrist and will shortly begin a university course. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His mother arrives shortly after the accident. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Shortly afterwards he died of cardiac arrest. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)But he suffered a fatal riding accident shortly afterwards. The Sun (2011)He was bundled out of the door shortly afterwards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Cops gave him first aid but he died shortly afterwards. The Sun (2008)Keep a diary and make a note of what has been happening shortly before or after the pains occur. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)Detailed due diligence is expected to begin shortly and a winner could come as early as the end of this month. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The incident happened shortly after midday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He died in hospital shortly after. The Sun (2012)He died in exile shortly afterwards. COLLINS DICTIONARY OF SAINTS (2004)Turner is speaking shortly before leaving for America on one of his endless tours. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He plans to return to London shortly after speaking. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The incident happened shortly after 9am local time yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Air traffic controllers picked up distress signals from the airliner shortly after it crossed into Greek airspace yesterday afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The bidding process for leading matches from 2017 to 2019 begins shortly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Shortly after the interval, the game burst into life during a three-goal blitz over the course of four minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The car overturned as it came off a slip road on the main M1 motorway through the centre of Johannesburg shortly after midnight. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'shortly'
British English: shortly /ˈʃɔːtlɪ/ ADVERB
If something happens shortly after or before something else, it happens a short amount of time after or before it.
The telephone call came shortly before dinnertime.
- American English: shortly
- Arabic: قَرِيباً
- Brazilian Portuguese: brevemente
- Chinese: 很快地
- Croatian: netom prije
- Czech: brzy
- Danish: om kort tid
- Dutch: kort
- European Spanish: dentro de poco
- Finnish: pian
- French: bientôt
- German: bald
- Greek: προσεχώς
- Italian: presto
- Japanese: まもなく
- Korean: 곧
- Norwegian: straks
- Polish: wkrótce
- European Portuguese: brevemente
- Romanian: la scurt timp
- Russian: вкратце
- Spanish: dentro de poco
- Swedish: strax
- Thai: ในเร็วๆ นี้
- Turkish: kısa zamanda
- Ukrainian: невдовзі
- Vietnamese: sớm
Definition of shortly from the Collins English Dictionary
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