presently (adv.) Old form(s): presentlie
after a short time, soon, before long
1H4 II.i.61[Chamberlain to Gadshill, of the travellers] They will away presently
1H4 III.ii.3[King Henry to Lords] be near at hand, / For we shall presently have need of you
1H4 IV.iii.74[Hotspur to Blunt, of King Henry] He presently, as greatness knows itself, / Steps me a little higher than his vow
1H6 V.i.40[King to Ambassadors] therefore are we certainly resolved / To draw conditions of a friendly peace, / Which ... / Shall be transported presently to France
1H6 V.ii.13[Scout to Charles] The English army ... means to give you battle presently
2H4 II.i.177[Lord Chief Justice to Falstaff] You shall have letters of me presently
2H6 I.ii.60[Duchess to Gloucester] I'll follow presently
AC III.v.7[Eros to Enobarbus, of Lepidus] Caesar ... presently denied him rivality
AYL II.vi.10[Orlando to Adam] I will here be with thee presently
Cor II.iii.252[Brutus to Citizens] presently, when you have drawn your number, / Repair to th'Capitol
Cor IV.v.221[Third Servingman to First Servingman] Tomorrow, today, presently
Cym III.ii.76[Innogen to Pisanio] provide me presently / A riding-suit
Cym IV.ii.166.1[Belarius to Arviragus] I'll stay / Till hasty Polydore return, and bring him / To dinner presently
E3 III.iii.44[Prince Edward to King Edward, of King John] He means to bid us battle presently
E3 IV.iv.139[Audley to Prince Edward] First bud we, then we blow, and after seed, / Then presently we fall
Ham II.ii.170[Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude] I'll board him presently
Ham III.ii.58[Polonius to Hamlet, of Claudius attending the play] And the Queen too, and that presently
JC IV.iii.195[Brutus to Cassius] What do you think / Of marching to Philippi presently?
MA I.i.285[Don Pedro to Claudio] Thou wilt be like a lover presently
MV I.iii.173[Shylock to Antonio] presently / I'll be with you
MW IV.ii.91[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Ford] he'll be here presently
Oth II.i.207[Iago to Roderigo] Do thou meet me presently at the harbour
R2 I.iv.52[Bushy to King Richard] For we will make for Ireland presently [or: sense 1]
R2 II.ii.118[York to the Lords] meet me presently at Berkeley
R2 III.i.3[Bolingbroke to Bushy and Green] I will not vex your souls, / Since presently your souls must part your bodies
R3 I.ii.212[Richard to Anne] presently repair to Crosby House
R3 IV.ii.26[Buckingham to King Richard, of how to deal with the Princes] I will resolve you herein presently
TG II.iv.187[Proteus to Valentine] I'll presently attend you
TG II.iv.84[Duke to Valentine, of Proteus] I will send him hither to you presently
TG III.i.42[Proteus to Duke, of Valentine and his rope-ladder] this way comes he with it presently
Tim III.vi.36[Timon to Lords] We shall to't presently [i.e. we shall eat soon]
Tit V.i.146[Lucius to his men, of Aaron] he must not die / So sweet a death as hanging presently
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