in a short time from now; a short time after sth else has happened
We'll be home soon./We'll soon be home.
She sold the house soon after her husband died.
I soon realized the mistake.
It soon became clear that the programme was a failure.
See you soon !
How soon can you get here?
We'll deliver the goods as soon as we can.
Please send it as soon as possible .
Next Monday is the soonest we can deliver.
They arrived home sooner than expected.
The sooner we set off, the sooner we will arrive.
The note said, ‘Call Bill soonest’ (= as soon as possible) .
All too soon the party was over.
used to say that sth was, or will be, done immediately
used to say that sth happens immediately after sth else
No sooner had she said it than she burst into tears.
very soon; as soon as possible
‘When shall I tell him?’ ‘The sooner the better.’
at some time in the future, even if you are not sure exactly when
Sooner or later you will have to make a decision.
after a short time rather than after a long time
We urged them to sort out the problem sooner rather than later.
to prefer to do sth (than do sth else)
She'd sooner share a house with other students than live at home with her parents.
used in negative sentences and questions to refer to the near future
Will she be back anytime soon?
used to say that you would equally well like to do sth as do sth else that has been suggested
I'd just as soon stay at home as go out tonight.
a bad situation will pass or be forgotten most quickly if nothing more is said about it