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.
- adv. obsolete Alternative form of eftsoons.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Archaic Again; anew; a second time; at once; speedily.
“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.”
“He bade Hagen be fetched and others of his men, and sent eftsoon to court for Gernot.”
“Well thirty hundred men were come eftsoon, from whom he chose a thousand of the best.”
“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.”
“Then messengers were sent eftsoon to Siegmund, that he might know, and Siegelind, too, that his son would come with Lady”
“In every wise blameless, till eld took from him eftsoon”
“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.”
“Then sixty bold men made them ready eftsoon for Kriemhild's sake.”
“When he and the maid had pledged their troths, Siegfried's arm embraced eftsoon the winsome maid.”
“Then messengers were sent eftsoon to Siegmund, that he might know, and Siegelind, too, that his son would come with Lady Uta's child,”
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