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adverb uk   /ˈʃɔːt.li/  us   /ˈʃɔːrt-/
B2 soon: We will shortly be arriving in King's Cross Station.shortly after/before sth B1 a short time after or before something: Shortly after you left, a man came into the office looking for you.
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in Korean 얼마 안되어, 금방, 곧…
in Arabic باختِصار, قَريبًا…
in Portuguese em instantes, em breve…
in Catalan poc, aviat…
in Japanese 間もなく, すぐに, 近々…
in Italian entro poco tempo, tra breve…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不久,很快…
in Russian скоро, вскоре…
in Turkish hemen, az sonra, yakında…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不久,很快…
in Polish wkrótce…
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