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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 short·ly /ˈʃɔrtli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Short·ly, adv.
 1. In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
    I shall grow jealous of you shortly.   --Shak.
    The armies came shortly in view of each other.   --Clarendon.
 2. In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she
             was expected to arrive" [syn: not long]
      2: in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the
         book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently";
         "we should have news before long" [syn: soon, presently,
          before long]
      3: in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me
         curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with
         everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it" [syn:
         curtly, short]
      4: in a concise manner; in a few words; "the history is summed
         up concisely in this book"; "she replied briefly";
         "briefly, we have a problem"; "to put it shortly" [syn: concisely,
          briefly, in brief, in short]
      5: at a short distance; "the hem fell shortly below her knees"
         [syn: not far]