adverb, soon·er, soon·est.
Origin of soon
Related Words for soonestrapidly, 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 soonest
Historical Examples of soonest
An accurate knowledge of our defects will soonest lead to their cure.
However, as Lady Betty says, "the least said, the soonest mended."The Pirate and The Three Cutters
"As you say, the least said the soonest mended," he rejoined.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
"Then take the shortest, and you'll be soonest at your journey's end," said he, gruffly.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Its most salient points of character are often soonest invaded.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
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.