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(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'.
Inputed by Bess--From WordNet
(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.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
ad. . Shortly, presently, before long, pretty soon, by and by, in a short time.. Early, at so early an hour.. Lief, willingly, readily, gladly.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Shortly, quickly, promptly, before_long, early
ANT:Late, slowly, tardily
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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.
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- He bucked her out along the shore Qf the lake and as soon as she was reasonable they went on back along the trail. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- No bad news, Colonel, I hope; said Mrs. Jennings, as soon as he entered the room. Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- I soon found Briony Lodge. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- But it will soon grow out again, said Beth, coming to kiss and comfort the shorn sheep. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- 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. Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- I soon fell into the company of some Dutch sailors belonging to the Amboyna, of Amsterdam, a stout ship of 450 tons. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- Don't be uneasy if I am a little late--I must be careful not to give offence by leaving them too soon. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- The lunch was soon brought, but it remained for some time on the table. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- While it lasts they're frightened enough, but they soon get over it, sir. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- The product is shipped out as soon as it is completed. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- He had not dared to tell it sooner. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- 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. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Couldn't we have gotten away any sooner? Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- To-morrow will see all my doubts in a fair way of being cleared up, sooner or later. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- No sooner does an article become extensively used than a machine is made for turning it out automatically. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- 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. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Every time her hand searched for either of these, it would touch the book; and, sooner or later (who knows? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- I would sooner go--somewhere else. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- 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. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- I would sooner have married her myself, he said in a low voice. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- 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? Charles Dickens. Great Expectations.
- I should prefer the course which will the soonest relieve you of the incumbrance and remove her from her present position. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Least said, soonest mended! Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
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