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what does it mean by in a timely manner? thanks.
Generally speaking, it means 'don't be late in replying' or even 'hurry up!'
Generally speaking, it also means at the appropriate (scheduled) time, especially in business correspondence.
Anonymous:It is a wordy way of saying "timely" or "in good time" meaning "by the time I requested." The word "timely" means the same, but takes fewer words. I call this "bureaucrat-ese" because this sort of bloviating seems to proliferate in governmental or quasi-governmental environments.
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