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Adverb
In a short period of time
“I'll be with you shortly, once I've shown my visitors out.”
Adverb
In an abrupt, curt, and somewhat rude manner
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“Canning replied very shortly and curtly to the effect that he thought it generally known that the man empowered to form a government also headed it.”
Adverb
In a brief, concise, or to the point manner
“Think, and then give orders shortly and curtly.”
Adverb
Immediately, or at once
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Adverb for small in stature due to having relatively little height
“This sport allows tall and short players alike to participate in.”
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Adverb for limited or insufficient in quantity
“It is true that our provisions are short, but we have received news that the inhabitants of Canada are all friendly.”
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Adverb for easily broken into small fragments
“The pastry was short, and there was no doubt about the almond flavor.”
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Adverb for lasting or taking a small amount of time
“The restaurant is closed for a short period in the afternoon to allow staff to prepare for dinner service.”
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Adverb for being the straightest and most direct way to a point or end
“We decided to take the short route to the lake, even if it meant having to traipse through swampland.”
Adverb
Adverb for clear and straightforward
“Unfortunately, I cannot give a short explanation for this finding.”
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