as soon as

conjunction

Definition of as soon as

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

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Examples of as soon as in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of as soon as

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Assonia

as soon as

as soon/quickly as (humanly) possible

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“As soon as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20soon%20as. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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