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‘Shortly’ as an adverb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Shortly’ as an adverb.


He was shortly after seized by an attack of virulent smallpox, from the effects of which he suffered during the rest of his life.

From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.
Of Josiah Wedgwood, founder of the modern pottery industry.

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There was also the official unwillingness to undertake anything novel, untried, and contrary to routine.

From ‘Men of Invention and Industry’, by Samuel Smiles.

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