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Soon; shortly:‘I'll see you anon’
soon, shortly, in a little while, in a short time, presently, before long, in the near futurejust nowdirectlyby and by, ere longView synonyms
- ‘More on that anon, no doubt, as I'm even more confused now.’
- ‘He was as much a part of the family as everyone else, though he did have a strained relationship with some of the extended family, more of which anon.’
- ‘That, as it turned out, was a fortunate confluence of events, of which more anon.’
- ‘Names of any additional sponsors coming on board will be added to the roll of honour anon.’
- ‘By all accounts, women are also interested in playing and we'll be hearing more about that anon.’
Old English on ān ‘into one’, on āne ‘in one’. The original sense was ‘in or into one state, course, etc.’, which developed into the temporal sense ‘at once’.
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