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[air-lawng, -long]
  1. before long; soon.
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Origin of erelong

First recorded in 1570–80; ere + long1
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Examples from the Web for erelong

Historical Examples

  • Erelong grandmother knocked at our chamber door and called us.

    When Life Was Young

    C. A. Stephens

  • Erelong the friends of the Reform amounted to a great number.

  • Erelong, the power of thinking began to return to me by degrees.


    Wilkie Collins

  • Erelong, the sons of the Pilgrims will be on the shores of the Pacific.

  • "I hope you will erelong be of my opinion," answered Wilhelm.

British Dictionary definitions for erelong


  1. archaic, or poetic before long; soon
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