Definition for sooner (2 of 3)
Definition for sooner (3 of 3)
adverb, soon·er, soon·est.
Origin of soon
Examples from the Web for sooner
Then as now, we all are at stake, and sooner or later, we all must make a stand.
Finding the correct combination of hormones for your body and your unique genetic background is crucial, the sooner, the better.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One|Molly Oswaks|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This one, too, will go the way of all respiratory infections and sooner probably than later.
Those goals are like a desert mirage, and the sooner everyone realizes it the better the medium will be.Gamers Want to Game: Video Games Aren't Blockbuster Movies|Alec Kubas-Meyer|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I hope we do it sooner rather than later,” said Feige, who declined to participate in this article.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World|Marlow Stern|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It no sooner knew that Mrs. Ben Wah wanted a parrot than it hustled about to supply one at once.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
Mariana no sooner knew him than she loved; and her love, lovely as she was, soon excited his.Life Without and Life Within|Margaret Fuller
But no sooner was there stillness than it began again—tick, tick, tick.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
You have no fixed home; the sooner you make one for yourself and me the better.A Crooked Path|Mrs. Alexander
Her mind was no sooner settled in deep conviction, and her heart comparatively at ease, than she began rapidly to recover.The Cavaliers of Virginia|William A. Caruthers
British Dictionary definitions for sooner (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sooner (2 of 2)
Word Origin for soon
Word Origin and History for sooner
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 sooner
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.