shortly

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈʃɔːrtli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈʃɔrtli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(shôrtlē)

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shortly

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. shortly before [arriving, leaving, starting]
  2. shortly after the [event, meeting, close]
  3. shortly after [school, work, take off, landing]
  4. shortly [afterwards, after, beforehand, before, thereafter]
  5. [happened, occurred, arrived] shortly afterwards
  6. by [tomorrow] or shortly thereafter
  7. was shortly [joined, followed] by
  8. [will, should] be [there, finished] shortly
  9. I'll be [there, with you, downstairs] shortly
  10. will be [over, completed, ready, available] shortly
  11. will be meeting shortly to [discuss, plan, organize, arrange]
  12. an email shortly [outlining, explaining, putting forward]
  13. [replied, answered, responded] shortly
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