before long

adverb

Definition of before long

: in the near future : soon

Examples of before long in a Sentence

the painters ought to be done before long
Recent Examples on the Web There’s a symmetry to them — one top prospect making his major league debut while another begins a path back from injury, hoping to be featured in Baltimore before long. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 30 Apr. 2022 For good reason, their greatest fear is that the world loses interest in them before long. Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review, 11 Apr. 2022 But cost pressures and a slowing Chinese economy could let some air out its tires before long. Jacky Wong, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2022 But the way executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias spoke Monday about the decisions, that could be the case before long. Nathan Ruiz, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2022 The company seems destined to debut on public markets before long. Rob Toews, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 Both Hunter and Rosemond have been crucial to some of Woodson's early recruiting success, with Hunter likely in demand for a head job before long and Rosemond's reputation growing as well. Zach Osterman, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Mar. 2022 The Browns have been talking to the agents of both players, and will try to get deals done with them before long. cleveland, 19 Mar. 2022 Since Edge builds on the Chromium open source ecosystem, there's a greater-than-zero chance that the Linux version of Chrome could see this handy, Deck-friendly update enter its beta or stable channels before long. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of before long

1585, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of before long was in 1585

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12 May 2022

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“Before long.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/before%20long. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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