Definition of In short order

1. Adverb. Without delay. "John got ready in short order"

Definition of In short order

1. Adverb. In a speedy manner; with dispatch; quickly. ¹



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Lexicographical Neighbors of In Short Order

in return
in rilievo
in route
in saecula saeculorum
in safe custody(p)
in safe hands
in secret
in series
in series(p)
in service
in sha Allah
in shape
in sheets
in shock
in short
in short order
in short supply
in shorter order
in shortest order
in sight
in silence
in silico
in situ
in situ hybridisation
in situ hybridization
in situ nucleic acid hybridization
in small stages
in so far
in so far as
in so many words

Literary usage of In short order

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1834 Be off in a hurry, or I shall fire upon you in short order. WG Simms, ' Guy Rivers,' i. ... 1847 If I had my way, I would eject him in short order. ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... by supposing the enemy to be gone, and by marching by flank into range, where a volley taught them to form in line of battle in short order. ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"We'll have the entire foundation cleared in short order. If the snow holds off another ten days—" Without a word the chief engineer swung around, ..."

4. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"Moreover, he goes on to tell of the answers to the heroines' missives written in short order by ..."

5. The Photographic Journal of America: The Oldest Photography Magazine in America (1915)
"... other claims that a shyster lawyer will suggest; a photograph showing that legal conditions were complied with will non-suit such a case in short order. ..."

6. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1834 Be off in a hurry, or I shall fire upon you in short order. WG Simms, ' Guy Rivers,' i. ... 1847 If I had my way, I would eject him in short order. ..."

7. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... by supposing the enemy to be gone, and by marching by flank into range, where a volley taught them to form in line of battle in short order. ..."

8. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"We'll have the entire foundation cleared in short order. If the snow holds off another ten days—" Without a word the chief engineer swung around, ..."

9. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"Moreover, he goes on to tell of the answers to the heroines' missives written in short order by ..."

10. The Photographic Journal of America: The Oldest Photography Magazine in America (1915)
"... other claims that a shyster lawyer will suggest; a photograph showing that legal conditions were complied with will non-suit such a case in short order. ..."

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