[ eft-soon ]

  1. soon afterward.

Origin of eftsoon

before 950; Middle English eftsone,Old English eftsōna.See eft2, soon

Words Nearby eftsoon

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How to use eftsoon in a sentence

  • El-se (for ell-es); unawar-es; eftsoon-s are adjectives in the genitive case.

    A Handbook of the English Language | Robert Gordon Latham
  • Well thirty hundred men were come eftsoon, from whom he chose a thousand of the best.

  • When he and the maid had pledged their troths, Siegfried's arm embraced eftsoon the winsome maid.

  • He bade Hagen be fetched and others of his men, and sent eftsoon to court for Gernot.

  • eftsoon these tidings were made known to the proud Burgundians.