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Promptly vs. Soon

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Promptlyadverb

In prompt manner; both soon and quickly.

Soonadjective

Short in length of time from the present.

‘I need the soonest date you have available.’;

Promptlyadverb

In a prompt manner.

Soonadjective

early

Promptlyadverb

with little or no delay;

‘the rescue squad arrived promptly’; ‘come here, quick!’;

Soonadverb

(obsolete) Immediately, instantly.

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Promptlyadverb

in a punctual manner;

‘he did his homework promptly’;

Soonadverb

Within a short time; quickly.

Promptlyadverb

at once (usually modifies an undesirable occurrence);

‘he promptly forgot the address’;

Soonadverb

Early.

Soonadverb

Readily; willingly; used with would, or some other word expressing will.

Soonadverb

In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise.

‘She finished, and the subtle fiend his loreSoon learned.’;

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Soonadverb

Without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early.

‘How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?’;

Soonadverb

Promptly; quickly; easily.

‘Small lights are soon blown out, huge fires abide.’;

Soonadverb

Readily; willingly; - in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will.

‘I would as soon see a river winding through woods or in meadows, as when it is tossed up in so many whimsical figures at Versailles.’;

Soonadjective

Speedy; quick.

Soonadverb

in the near future;

‘the doctor will soon be here’; ‘the book will appear shortly’; ‘she will arrive presently’; ‘we should have news before long’;

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