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[shawrt-lee] /ˈʃɔrt li/
adverb
1.
in a short time; soon.
2.
briefly; concisely.
3.
curtly; rudely.
Origin of shortly
900
before 900; Middle English schortly, Old English scortlīce; see short, -ly
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shortly

/ˈʃɔːtlɪ/
adverb
1.
in a short time; soon
2.
in a few words; briefly
3.
in a curt or rude manner
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adv.

Old English scortlice "briefly," also, in late Old English, "in short time;" from short (adj.) + -ly (2).

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