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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soon  \Soon\,  a. 
  Speedy;  quick.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soon  \Soon\,  adv  [OE.  sone,  AS  s?na;  cf  OFries  s?n,  OS 
  s[=a]na,  s[=a]no,  OHG.  s[=a]r,  Goth.  suns.] 
  1.  In  a  short  time;  shortly  after  any  time  specified  or 
  supposed;  as  soon  after  sunrise.  ``Sooner  said  than 
  done.''  --Old  Proverb.  ``As  soon  as  it  might  be.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  She  finished,  and  the  subtle  fiend  his  lore  Soon 
  learned.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Without  the  usual  delay;  before  any  time  supposed;  early. 
 
  How  is  it  that  ye  are  come  so  soon  to-day?  --Ex.  ii 
  18. 
 
  3.  Promptly;  quickly;  easily. 
 
  Small  lights  are  soon  blown  out  huge  fires  abide. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Readily;  willingly;  --  in  this  sense  used  with  would  or 
  some  other  word  expressing  will 
 
  I  would  as  soon  see  a  river  winding  through  woods  or 
  in  meadows,  as  when  it  is  tossed  up  in  so  many 
  whimsical  figures  at  Versailles.  --Addison. 
 
  {As  soon  as},  or  {So  soon  as},  immediately  at  or  after 
  another  event.  ``As  soon  as  he  came  nigh  unto  the  camp  .  . 
  .  he  saw  the  calf,  and  the  dancing.''  --Ex.  xxxii  19.  See 
  {So  .  .  .  as},  under  {So}. 
 
  {Soon  at},  as  soon  as  or  as  soon  as  the  time  referred  to 
  arrives.  [Obs.]  ``I  shall  be  sent  for  soon  at  night.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  {Sooner  or  later},  at  some  uncertain  time  in  the  future;  as 
  he  will  discover  his  mistake  sooner  or  later 
 
  {With  the  soonest},  as  soon  as  any  among  the  earliest;  too 
  soon.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  soon 
  adv  :  in  the  near  future;  "the  doctor  will  soon  be  here";  "the 
  book  will  appear  shortly";  "she  will  arrive  presently"; 
  "we  should  have  news  before  long"  [syn:  {shortly},  {presently}, 
  {before  long}] 




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