- soon after.
- once again; anew.
Examples from the Web for eftsoons
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.
- soon afterwards
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.