adverb, soon·er, soon·est.
Origin of soon
Examples from the Web for soon
Why, some might be asking, am I being so harsh on their work so soon after they died?
As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.
“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|DAILY BEAST
But the jokes flow at such a torrential pace that duds are soon forgotten; the best are even Spamalot-worthy.
“We would just as soon stay away from a group that will create controversy,” the Cubs general manager Sam Bernabe told the paper.
Anyhow, Jasper Jay began to sulk as soon as he heard the news.The Tale of Jolly Robin|Arthur Scott Bailey
If you are determined to expel all comfort from your house, be a Drunkard; and you will soon do it effectually.Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
But soon my mind began to employ the interval more profitably.The Deluge|David Graham Phillips
Soon after passing beneath the lamp mademoiselle vanished into a doorway.The Albert Gate Mystery|Louis Tracy
The natives of this part of the island became very friendly, as soon as they had recovered from their first suspicions.The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes|James Russell Soley
British Dictionary definitions for soon
Word Origin for soon
Word Origin and History 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.
Idioms and Phrases with soon
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.