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What else does Sooner mean?
A Sooner is a person who lives in the state of Oklahoma.
It is also a nickname for students and athletes at the University of Oklahoma.
Where does Sooner come from?
Sooner means “a person who settles on government land before it is legally opened to settlers in order to gain the choice of location.” It comes from a section of the Indian Appropriations Act of 1889, which became known as the “sooner clause” and was applied to residents of modern-day Oklahoma who moved to the state before the time designated by the federal government.
The name stuck, and today it’s a demonym for all people who live in Oklahoma, which is (not surprisingly) known as the Sooner State.
The name is also used to describe the athletes at the University of Oklahoma. The school’s athletics mascot is the Sooner Schooner, a Conestoga wagon which is drawn at sporting events by two horses named Boomer and (you guessed it) Sooner.
How is Sooner used in real life?
The way Sooner is used depends on who is using it. Residents of the state may describe themselves as proud Sooners, while people outside the state may describe folks who live in Oklahoma as such.
University of Oklahoma athletes, students, and fans use the hashtags “#Sooners” and “#SoonerNation” on social media in reference to the school and its activities.
Although Oklahoma state residents who attend Oklahoma State University are technically Sooners because of where they live, they tend to avoid using the name of their sports rival.
This content is not meant to be a formal definition of this term. Rather, it is an informal summary that seeks to provide supplemental information and context important to know or keep in mind about the term’s history, meaning, and usage.
How to use sooner in a sentence
Speed is essential in transplant surgery, because the sooner donor tissue is connected to the recipient’s vascular system, the less time it is denied a blood supply.The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic|Jeffrey Kluger|June 10, 2021|Time
Based on recent Facebook Audience Network research, the sooner publishers adopt bidding, the quicker they can establish their own competitive advantage.What sustainable app monetization looks like in 2021|Facebook Audience Network|April 20, 2021|Digiday
The sooner a variant is singled out, the sooner researchers can study cases and determine whether it leads to more severe symptoms.The US is way behind on tracking COVID-19 variants|Tara Santora|January 28, 2021|Popular Science
The transition will be disruptive, but the sooner industry leaders recognize the reality of it, the better they can mitigate the economic fallout that will inevitably come.There’s growing consensus that oil demand won’t make a comeback|eamonbarrett|September 17, 2020|Fortune
You will have your beloved father back sooner than you think, and you can visit and communicate with him all the while.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Women are more likely to recover sooner from birth and less likely to experience post-partum depression.
“My deepest apologies for not writing sooner,” he began his letter to her by saying.
Then as now, we all are at stake, and sooner or later, we all must make a stand.
“It took off so quickly, I had to come out sooner than I thought,” said Kallai.
I had no sooner stepped upon the frail structure when it suddenly and unaccountably gave way in the middle.
No sooner was the meeting at an end, than he left the Banking-house, and turned his steps towards home.
It was no sooner accomplished, than Ripperda was on the top of the ladder, and in a few seconds by his side.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
No; they shall stay at home, and never learn anything, sooner than go and get wet.
No sooner was the ceremony over than the wicked count ordered her to present herself at the castle.