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Crain posted a cash bond of $102.50 apiece shortly before 1:30 P.M., and they returned to the Castle Hotel.

Shortly before the Concordia crashed, Schettino can be heard on the audiotape telling the helmsman to turn again.

The filled out pledge cards are then mailed back to voters shortly before Election Day as a way to remind them to vote.

The last time Burston saw Jarman was shortly before Blue came out.

He did not tell his family until shortly before the op-ed came out.

Leaving the main road a detour of a few miles enabled us to visit Crowland Abbey shortly before reaching Peterborough.

Shortly before my departure I had the pleasure of being presented to the Rajah through the aid of my fellow-traveller, Mr. Law.

Shortly before ten, two tar-barrels were observed burning in a north-easterly direction.

Shortly before the outbreak of the war, it is said, the Kaiser ordered a Gloucester spotted pig in this country.

The occurrence of these may be prevented by grinding the lime shortly before use.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shortly before, such as: against, almost, approaching, close to, coming up, and contra.

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