[suːn] or [sun]
(adv.) in the near future; 'the doctor will soon be here'; 'the book will appear shortly'; 'she will arrive presently'; 'we should have news before long'.
(adv.) In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise.
(adv.) Without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early.
(adv.) Promptly; quickly; easily.
(adv.) Readily; willingly; -- in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will.
(a.) Speedy; quick.
ad. . Shortly, presently, before long, pretty soon, by and by, in a short time.. Early, at so early an hour.. Lief, willingly, readily, gladly.
SYN:Shortly, quickly, promptly, before_long, early
ANT:Late, slowly, tardily
adv. immediately or in a short time: without delay: early: readily willingly.—adj. Soon′-believ′ing (Shak.) believing readily.—Soon at (Shak.) about; Sooner or later at some time in the future.—As soon as immediately after; No sooner than as soon as.
- He bucked her out along the shore Qf the lake and as soon as she was reasonable they went on back along the trail. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- No bad news, Colonel, I hope; said Mrs. Jennings, as soon as he entered the room. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- I soon found Briony Lodge. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- But it will soon grow out again, said Beth, coming to kiss and comfort the shorn sheep. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- On November 14, 1888, President Carnot opened the institution, which was soon to witness the triumphs of Roux, Yersin, Metchnikoff, and other disciples of Pasteur. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- I soon fell into the company of some Dutch sailors belonging to the Amboyna, of Amsterdam, a stout ship of 450 tons. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- Don't be uneasy if I am a little late--I must be careful not to give offence by leaving them too soon. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- The lunch was soon brought, but it remained for some time on the table. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- While it lasts they're frightened enough, but they soon get over it, sir. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- The product is shipped out as soon as it is completed. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- He had not dared to tell it sooner. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Chance set me free of my London engagements to-day sooner than I had expected, and I have got here, in consequence, earlier than my appointed time. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Couldn't we have gotten away any sooner? 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- To-morrow will see all my doubts in a fair way of being cleared up, sooner or later. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- No sooner does an article become extensively used than a machine is made for turning it out automatically. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Yes; and now get it ready as quickly as you can, for the sooner we have tea over the sooner they will go--at least, I hope so. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Every time her hand searched for either of these, it would touch the book; and, sooner or later (who knows? 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- I would sooner go--somewhere else. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Sooner or later I will solve all these problems which are now so tantalizing; but, come what may, one good thing is in store for me. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- I would sooner have married her myself, he said in a low voice. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Should I fling myself away upon the man who would the soonest feel (if people do feel such things) that I took nothing to him? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- I should prefer the course which will the soonest relieve you of the incumbrance and remove her from her present position. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Least said, soonest mended! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.