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adverb, sooner, soonest.
within a short period after this or that time, event, etc.:
We shall know soon after he calls.
before long; in the near future; at an early date:
Let’s leave soon.
promptly or quickly:
He came as soon as he could.
readily or willingly:
I would as soon walk as ride.
early in a period of time; before the time specified is much advanced:
soon at night; soon in the evening.
Obsolete. immediately; at once; forthwith.
sooner or later, eventually:
Sooner or later his luck will run out.
would sooner, to prefer to:
I would sooner not go to their party.
Compare rather (def 9).
the superlative of soon
as soon as possible; urgently; without delay: send money soonest
in or after a short time; in a little while; before long: the doctor will soon be here
as soon as, at the very moment that: she burst into tears as soon as she saw him
as soon…as, used to indicate that the second alternative mentioned is not preferable to the first: I’d just as soon go by train as drive


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