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eftsoons

[eft-soonz] /ɛftˈsunz/
adverb, Archaic.
1.
soon after.
2.
once again; anew.
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British Dictionary definitions for eftsoons

eftsoons

/ɛftˈsuːnz/
adverb (archaic)
1.
soon afterwards
2.
repeatedly
Word Origin
Old English eft sōna, literally: afterwards soon
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Word Origin and History for eftsoons
adv.

obsolete or archaic way of saying "soon afterward," from Old English eftsona "a second time, repeatedly, soon after, again," from eft "afterward, again, a second time" (from Proto-Germanic *aftiz, from PIE root *apo- "off, away;" see apo-) + sona "immediately" (see soon). Not in living use since 17c.

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