eftsoons

eftsoons

[eft-soonz]
adverb Archaic.
1.
soon after.
2.
once again; anew.
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eftsoons (ɛftˈsuːnz)
 
adv
1.  soon afterwards
2.  repeatedly
 
[Old English eft sōna, literally: afterwards soon]

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eftsoons
obsolete or archaic way of saying "soon afterward," from O.E. eft-sona, from eft "afterward, again, a second time" (from P.Gmc. *aftiz, from PIE base *apo- "off, away;" see apo-) + sona "immediately" (see soon). Not in living use since 17c.
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