erelong

adverb
ere·​long | \ er-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce erelong (audio) \

Definition of erelong

archaic, literary
: in the near future : before long, soon Behold how the evening now steals over the fields, the shadows of the trees creeping farther and farther into the meadow, and erelong the stars will come to bathe in these retired waters.— Henry David Thoreau

First Known Use of erelong

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“Erelong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erelong. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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