adverb, soon·er, soon·est.
Origin of soon
Related Words for soonrapidly, speedily, promptly, early, directly, shortly, quickly, instantly, presently, anon, betimes, fast, forthwith, hastily, lickety-split, posthaste, pronto, quick, short, expeditiously
Examples from the Web for soon
Contemporary Examples of soon
Why, some might be asking, am I being so harsh on their work so soon after they died?Trolls and Martyrdom: Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie
January 9, 2015
As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.France Kills Charlie Hebdo Murderers
January 9, 2015
“I think it is important to say it is too soon to judge success or failure,” said Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
But the jokes flow at such a torrential pace that duds are soon forgotten; the best are even Spamalot-worthy.‘Galavant’: A Drunken, Horny Musical Fairy Tale
January 5, 2015
“We would just as soon stay away from a group that will create controversy,” the Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe told the paper.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of soon
Should you have thought she'd marry so soon after her divorce?
Soon as I looked at her it seemed to me I'd known her always.
You began to look bad as soon as you left off your breakfast.
As soon would I league myself with the Odomantians of Thrace!Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Robert soon settled to work, and picked steadily and rapidly.Brave and Bold
Word Origin for soon
Old English sona "at once, immediately, directly, forthwith," from West Germanic *sæno (cf. Old Frisian son, Old Saxon sana, Old High German san, Gothic suns "soon"). Sense softened early Middle English to "within a short time" (cf. anon). American English. Sooner for "Oklahoma native" is 1930 (earlier "one who acts prematurely," 1889), from the 1889 opening to whites of what was then part of Indian Territory, when many would-be settlers sneaked onto public land and staked their claims "sooner" than the legal date and time.
see as soon as; fool and his money are soon parted; had rather (sooner); just as soon; no sooner said than done; speak too soon.