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Definition of "soon" []

  • In the near future; shortly. (adverb)
  • Without hesitation; promptly: came as soon as possible. (adverb)
  • Before the usual or appointed time; early. (adverb)
  • With willingness; readily: I'd as soon leave right now. (adverb)
  • Obsolete Immediately. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soon" in a sentence
  • ""Come along, as soon as you wish -- but don't come _too soon_.""
  • "That they will soon become a kind of separate and independant people; who will set up for themselves, -- will _soon_ have manufactures of their own, -- will _neither_ take supplies from the mother country, nor the provinces at _the back_ of which they are settled: -- That being at such a distance from the seat of _government_, from _courts_,"
  • "Your answer is, in fact, an identical proposition; for, when you say, "_As soon as_ profits are absorbed," I retort, Ay, no doubt "_as soon_" as they are; but when will that be?"