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What is another word for shortly?

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In a short time
“I had tried a number of times to get back into writing shortly after the funeral but I soon gave up.”
Abruptly, sharply, or curtly
“She has a tendency to be short and distant when she's under stress.”
In a brief, concise, or to the point manner
Immediately, or at once
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For a short time
“She quickly ran downstairs to her desk and wrote a short reply, before running back upstairs.”
Adverb for small in stature due to having relatively little height
“This sport allows tall and short players alike to participate in.”
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.”
Adverb for easily broken into small fragments
“The pastry was short, and there was no doubt about the almond flavor.”
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 for clear and straightforward
“Unfortunately, I cannot give a short explanation for this finding.”
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