as soon as


: immediately at or shortly after the time that
call as soon as you get there

Examples of as soon as in a Sentence

let us know as soon as you get the news from the hospital
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of as soon as was in the 13th century

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“As soon as.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

as soon as

: immediately at or just after the time that
left as soon as the meeting was over

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