shortly

All Adverb
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  • Shortly before his death he broke his arm in a fall.
  • A collection of her last poems was published by her husband shortly after her death.
  • His troops began their march to their starting positions shortly after midnight.
  • Shortly after this branch would present a major development.
  • Another attempt to capture the island shortly after also failed.
  • He finally rocks his body to the floor and calls out that he will open the door shortly.
  • The commission began shortly after the boys concluded their project.
  • The ground's first stand was built shortly after.
  • The now-adult brother moved in with his birth family shortly thereafter.
  • In fact he had been tortured and killed along with two others shortly after his arrival.
  • He had become ill shortly after a close friend died of lung cancer.
  • He again tried his hand as an attorney, but shortly afterward entered politics.
  • He was re-arrested shortly after while driving a stolen car with various weapons.
  • The working relationships within the band had broken down, and the members went their separate ways shortly after.
  • The film received further attention following Kubrick's death shortly before its release.
  • Private investment began to fall, and the whole economy followed it down shortly thereafter.
  • He had previously been arrested and died in prison shortly thereafter.
  • Her sick daughter had died shortly before the outbreak of the war.
  • Shortly after returning to New York, they had the opportunity to travel to Europe.
  • The Germans shortly succeeded in taking control of northern and central Italy.
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Words starting with shortly

Meaning of shortly

  • adverb For a short time
    he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive
  • adverb At a short distance
    the hem fell shortly below her knees