- for a short time
"he was at the airport shortly before she was expected to arrive"
- at a short distance
"the hem fell shortly below her knees"
- We'll begin shortly.
- He arrived shortly after.
- He is arriving shortly.
- Describe yourself shortly in Chinese.
- Wait here, I'll return shortly.
- He will be back shortly.
- The secretary answered me shortly.
- I expect Tom back shortly.
- He reached home shortly before five o'clock.
- Shortly after the accident, the police came.
- We'll be back on air shortly.
- Dr. Stein will be with you shortly.
- My grandfather died shortly after my birth.
- I'm sure Tom will be here shortly.
- It is rumored that he will shortly resign.