I'd as soon leave right now.
As soon as possible.
An example of soon is arriving in five minutes from now, as in arriving soon.
An example of soon is rsvping for an event within a few days from the time you were invited, as in rsvping soon after you received the invitation.
Will soon be there.
I came as soon as possible.
We left too soon.
I would as soon go as stay.
- As soon as:.No sooner was the frost off the ground than the work began.
- At some time; eventually:.Sooner or later you will have to face the facts.
- Would rather; would prefer to.
- Inevitably; eventually.
Origin of soon
- Middle English sone from Old English sōna immediately, soon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English soone, sone, from Old English sÅna (“immediately, at once"), from Proto-Germanic *sÄ“na, *sÄ“nÃ´ (“immediately, soon, then"), from Proto-Germanic *sa (demonstrative pronoun), from Proto-Indo-European *sÃ³ (demonstrative pronoun). Cognate with Scots sone, sune, schone (“soon, quickly, at once"), North Frisian san (“immediately, at once"), Dutch dialectal zaan (“soon, before long"), Middle Low German sÄn (“right afterwards, soon"), Middle High German sÄn, son (“soon, then"), Old High German sÄr (“immediately, soon"). Compare also Gothic ðƒðŒ¿ðŒ½ðƒ (suns, “immediately, soon"), from Proto-Germanic *suniz (“soon").