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  1. soon
    IPA[so͞on]
  2. adverb

    • 1. in or after a short time:

      everyone will soon know the truth he'll be home soon they arrived soon after 7:30
      Synonym : in a short time, shortly, presently, in the near future, before long, in a little while, in a minute, in a moment, in an instant, in a twinkling, in the twinkling of an eye, before you know it, any minute (now), any day (now), any time (now), by and by, pronto, in (less than) no time, in no time (at all), in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson, sharpish, in a tick, in two ticks, directly, anon, ere long
    • 2. early:

      it's a pity you have to leave so soon I wish you'd told me sooner it was too soon to know
      Synonym : early, quickly, promptly, speedily, punctually, by when
    • 3. used to indicate one's preference in a particular matter:

      I'd just as soon Tim did it I would sooner resign than transfer to Toronto
    • adverb

      in or after a short time:

      early:

    • adjective

      planned or destined to have a specified position or quality in the near future:
    • adjective

      planned or destined to have a specified position or quality in the near future:
    • almost too late
    • almost too late
    • a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless
    • a name for Oklahoma
    • a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless
    • a name for Oklahoma
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