no sooner

Definition of no sooner

  1. —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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a person settling on land in the early West before its official opening to settlement in order to gain the prior claim allowed by law to the first settler after official opening

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clearly seen through or understood

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