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In a short period of time
“I'll be with you shortly, once I've shown my visitors out.”
In an abrupt, curt, and somewhat rude manner
“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.”
In a brief, concise, or to the point manner
“Think, and then give orders shortly and curtly.”
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.”
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 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.”
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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