Definitions for "Shortly"
In a short or brief time or manner; soon; quickly.
In few words; briefly; abruptly; curtly; as, to express ideas more shortly in verse than in prose.
in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner; "he told me curtly to get on with it"; "he talked short with everyone"; "he said shortly that he didn't like it"
Keywords:  arrive, airport, doctor, expected, near
for a short time; "he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
in the near future; "the doctor will soon be here"; "the book will appear shortly"; "she will arrive presently"; "we should have news before long"
Keywords:  hem, fell, knees, distance, below
at a short distance; "the hem fell shortly below her knees"