Soon, in the near future, as in The baby will be teething before long. This idiom was first recorded in 1865.
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How to use before long in a sentence
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
In other words, fluoride is a broad-spectrum, bipartisan, long-lasting magnet for dissent.
In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Was there an investigation of people at DOJ before they arrived at that conclusion?Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was a decayed house of superb proportions, but of a fashion long passed away.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Before Ripperda could unclasp his lips to reply, the stranger had opened the door, and passed through it like a gliding shadow.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
As long as may be necessary, Sam,” replied Mr. Pickwick, “you have my full permission to remain.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens