eftsoons
Adverb

eftsoons (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Once again; another time. [11th-17th c.]
  2. (now, archaic) Soon after, presently. [from 13th c.]
    • 1568, Erasmus Roterodamus; N. L., transl., A Modest Meane to Mariage, Pleasauntly set foorth, Henrie Denham:
      But wil you giue me leaue now eftsones a while to play the Sophister his part with you?
    • RQ
    • 1800, 1817, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, (1800 edition and 1817 edition), third stanza:
      He holds him with his skinny hand,
      ‘There was a ship,’ quoth he.
      ‘Hold off ! unhand me, grey-beard loon !’
      Eftsoons his hand dropt he.
    • 1913 Walt Mason, Rippling Rhymes
      ... but when the world is really wise—may that day come eftsoons!
Translations Translations
  • Russian: сно́ва



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