Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Shortly"

The meaning of "Shortly" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does shortly mean?
A: I will be there shortly. (In a short amount of time)

He left shortly after you did. (He left right after you did)

“I can’t help you right now”, he said shortly. (He said it curtly/abruptly)



Q: What does shortly mean?
A: It means soon, or in a while.
In a short time.

"Shortly we will be going to the shops."

Example sentences using "Shortly"

Q: Please show me example sentences with shortly .
A: We will attend to your needs shortly.

It started to rain shortly after I went inside.

She comes home from work shortly after 5 pm.
Q: Please show me example sentences with shortly.
A: My parents arrived shortly after me

Synonyms of "Shortly" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between shortly and by-and-by ?
A: "I will be with you shortly. By-and-by, your learn the routine." Shortly means soon. By-and-by means eventually, at some point in the future.
Q: What is the difference between shortly and soon ?
A: They mean the same thing

"I'll see you soon"
"I'll see you shortly"
Q: What is the difference between shortly and soon enough and sooner or later and not long after ?
A: immediately > shortly > not long after > soon enough > sooner or later
Q: What is the difference between shortly and soon ?
A: There is barely any difference, soon isn't as specific and shortly means in the immediate future. The second sentence places more emphasis on that we are arriving very soon, while the first sentence could be about hoping to get a license in a month.
I hope to get my driver's license soon.
We will be arriving shortly.

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