no sooner

idiom

used to emphasize the short time in which something happens
I had no sooner walked through the door when the phone rang.
No sooner did I walk through the door than the phone rang.

Examples of no sooner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web India next plans to collaborate with Japan on the Lunar Polar Exploration rover, which would launch no sooner than 2026. Ramin Skibba, WIRED, 23 Aug. 2023 The university’s website said the records would be made publicly available no sooner than Dec. 31, 2019, or two years after Biden retires from public life. Politifact Staff Writer, Dallas News, 9 June 2023 And of course, no sooner have Maddie and Percy gotten their hair wet than some misbehaving teens show up and steal their clothes. Vulture, 30 June 2023 Here's her advice: How to protect your kids from the sun Apply sunscreen that’s at least 30 SPF no sooner than 30 minutes before your kids go outside. The Enquirer, 27 June 2023 Editor’s picks Reality has no sooner settled into this interrogation procedural groove than Satter and her co-writer, James Paul Dallas, begin throwing in a few disruptive moves. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 1 June 2023 It is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to low-Earth orbit no sooner than August 2025. Julia Musto, Fox News, 12 May 2023 See More

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“No sooner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no%20sooner. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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