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‘Soon’ as an adverb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Soon’ as an adverb.


“You must write again very soon.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.


His wits had quickly returned as soon as he saw the twinkle of their lights.

From ‘The Hobbit’, by J.R.R. Tolkien.


She almost ran out of the room, and as soon as the door was closed, burst into tears of joy.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


“Go to him, Elinor,” she cried, as soon as she could speak, “and force him to come to me.”

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


Lydia — the humiliation, the misery she was bringing on them all, soon swallowed up every private care.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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For eleven years she had filled the trying position of William’s mother. It had taught her patience.

From ‘Just William’, by Richmal Crompton.

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