Short"ly, adv. [AS. sceortlice.]

1.

In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.

Chaucer.

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.

 

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