Examples of shortly in a Sentence
He left shortly after you did.
“I can't help you right now,” he said shortly.
Recent Examples of shortly from the Web
In a letter released shortly before the agreement was signed, a group of West End residents and leaders called it unfair and invalid.
Officers were called to the area shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to a message the Police Department posted on Twitter.
Police from several agencies were called to a fight at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple, 1050 South Graham Road, shortly before 3 p.m. on a report of a large disturbance with weapons, dispatchers said.
But Jose Lopez's men finally succumbed to the growing intensity, as shortly before the half-hour mark, Real Madrid took a deserved lead through former Estadio La Rosaleda favourite, Isco.
One day shortly before the election, Lynch and Comey met privately.
Penndel Police Chief Sean Perry said officers went to the complex shortly before 3 p.m. in response to a report of a body in the creek.
Three months later, shortly before the 2016 election, Mr. Comey announced that thousands of messages relevant to the inquiry had been discovered on the laptop of the estranged husband of one of Mrs. Clinton’s closest advisers.
According to police, officers responding to a report of shots fired in the area of 99 Barbour St. shortly before 7 p.m. saw a person running into the building at 45 Barbour St. and followed him to the second floor.
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in a nutshell, in a word, in brief, in short, in sum;
SHORTLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shortly for English Language Learners
: in or within a short time
: in a very brief and unfriendly way
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