1 anon (archaic) any minute now, before long, erelong (archaic or poetic) in a little while, presently, soon
2 abruptly, curtly, sharply, tartly, tersely
3 briefly, concisely, in a few words, succinctly
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If something happens shortly after or before something else, it happens not long after or before it. If something is going to happen shortly, it is going to happen soon. adv ADV with v, ADV after/before n, ADV adv
Their trial will shortly begin..., The work will be completed very shortly..., Shortly after moving into her apartment, she found a job...
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