within a short period after this or that time, event, etc.: We shall know soon after he calls.
before long; in the near future; at an early date: Let's leave soon.
promptly or quickly: He came as soon as he could.
readily or willingly: I would as soon walk as ride.
early in a period of time; before the time specified is much advanced: soon at night; soon in the evening.
Obsolete. immediately; at once; forthwith.
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How to use soon in a sentence
We will soon see a wave of 2020 rosés on store shelves, so it’s important to remember that this fine example has an extra six months of age because it’s from South Africa, allowing the wine to settle and develop flavor.This $14 Italian red is a gem that invites a pairing with a pot roast or pasta | Dave McIntyre | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
I wouldn’t be surprised if it begins to officially roll out to all searchers soon.Google goes dark theme and passage ranking sees the light: Friday’s daily brief | Barry Schwartz | February 12, 2021 | Search Engine Land
After a few months away from the office, as it became clear that Covid wasn’t going away anytime soon, Hallmark got to work producing a line of cards specifically tuned to pandemic life.
It will also urge you to invite those who aren’t and let you know as soon as someone in your contacts has joined so you can say hello to them.You’ve been invited to Clubhouse. Your privacy hasn’t. | Sara Morrison | February 12, 2021 | Vox
She soon left that employer, and now she’s been hired by mine.I can’t trust my new co-worker, and I have a list of reasons. How do I tell management? | Karla Miller | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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.
However, on reaching Spain, the magic of the Emperor's personality soon restored the vigour and prestige of the French arms.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
soon after they parted, with a sarcastic laugh from the Spaniard, and Ma'amselle mingled with the crowd.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Almost as soon as she had finished building her nest she had discovered a strange-looking egg there.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
The volunteers and guerilla battalions were consequently disbanded, not a day too soon for the tranquillity of the city.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Crystals of urea nitrate or oxalate (Fig. 19) will soon appear and can be recognized with the microscope.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for soon
in or after a short time; in a little while; before long: the doctor will soon be here
as soon as at the very moment that: she burst into tears as soon as she saw him
as soon…as used to indicate that the second alternative mentioned is not preferable to the first: I'd just as soon go by train as drive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other 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.
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