Definitions

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  • adv. Alternative form of eftsoons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Again; anew; a second time; at once; speedily.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Soon after; soon again; again; anew; a second time; after a while.
  • At once; speedily; forthwith.
  • e. g. An abbreviation of the Latin exempli gratia: for the sake of an example; for example.

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Examples

  • Leave Fatin and thy trust and mistrust, and come to cut and thrust, for eftsoon thou shalt lie in the dust; and so saying, he began to wheel about him and assail him and feel the way to prevail.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He bade Hagen be fetched and others of his men, and sent eftsoon to court for Gernot.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Well thirty hundred men were come eftsoon, from whom he chose a thousand of the best.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Then had stalwart Gernot of Burgundy nigh done brave Iring unto death, but that he sprang away from the prince (nimble enow he was), and slew eftsoon four noble henchmen of the Burgundians from Worms across the Rhine.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Then messengers were sent eftsoon to Siegmund, that he might know, and Siegelind, too, that his son would come with Lady

    The Nibelungenlied

  • In every wise blameless, till eld took from him eftsoon

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • "I, for one, would not lightly risk a combat with so doughty a knight as yourself, else Margaret might eftsoon weep for a lover departed."

    Heiress of Haddon

  • Then sixty bold men made them ready eftsoon for Kriemhild's sake.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • When he and the maid had pledged their troths, Siegfried's arm embraced eftsoon the winsome maid.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • Then messengers were sent eftsoon to Siegmund, that he might know, and Siegelind, too, that his son would come with Lady Uta's child,

    The Nibelungenlied

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  • (adj): archaic - soon afterward; again, afterwards; immediately, at once. Also eftsoons.

    January 9, 2009