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Historical Examples of eftsoons
Eftsoons they vanish and I am again alone, alone—what pathos in the word!Notes of a Son and Brother
Wherefore I do eftsoons intreat and require you to forbear to intermeddle any further.History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete
John Lothrop Motley
They rested two days, and then eftsoons proceeded on their voyage.
Word Origin for eftsoons
obsolete or archaic way of saying "soon afterward," from Old English eftsona "a second time, repeatedly, soon after, again," from eft "afterward, again, a second time" (from Proto-Germanic *aftiz, from PIE root *apo- "off, away;" see apo-) + sona "immediately" (see soon). Not in living use since 17c.