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as soon as

1. Once; immediately when. We'll leave as soon as Jim gets here. As soon as the package arrives, open it.
2. At the earliest opportunity. Call your mother as soon as you can—she's very worried about you.
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as soon as

at the moment that; at the time that; when. I fell asleep as soon as I lay down. John ate dinner as soon as he came home.
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as soon as

when We'll come as soon as we can.
Related vocabulary: as soon as possible
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as soon as something

immediately after something As soon as the kids fall asleep, the phone rings.
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as soon as

1. When, just after, as in Please call me as soon as dinner is ready, or As soon as the sun goes down, the temperature drops dramatically. [Late 1200s]
2. At the earliest moment that, as in Telephone me as soon as you can. It often takes the form as soon as possible, meaning at the earliest possible moment, as in He'll finish the work as soon as possible. This expression employs possible in the sense of "if it can or could be," a usage dating from the late 1600s.
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References in classic literature ?
During the second month after she came to the house, Louise gave up all hope of getting on a friendly footing with the Hardy girls and went to her own room as soon as the evening meal was at an end.
At the table next day while Albert Hardy talked and the two girls whis- pered and laughed, she did not look at John but at the table and as soon as possible escaped.
Read it as soon as you can," he said, rising, "but don't let it influence your own story.
As soon as the Virginia House of Burgesses joined her sister colonies in voicing official support for Boston, the royal governor of Virginia again dissolved the assembly.
Arum said he is hopeful he get get Castillo and Corrales back in the ring together, as soon as April.
But as soon as the 82nd minute celebrations had died down the chants against chairman Lorraine Rogers and choruses of ``Sack theboard'' resumed.
Of course I hope Beckham will be back playing as soon as possible and that he will fully recover from this incident long before the World Cup.
The subscribers will be transferred to the Tele2 network as soon as possible.
The climate of terror was obvious as soon as I arrived in Dili, a picturesque city of 150,000.
What's more, Ube plans to introduce an in-mold paint system for Dieprest as soon as the end of this year.
Despite these delays, businesses should still be encouraged to enroll in EFTPS and begin making their tax payments electronically as soon as possible.
As soon as there is a pocket, the needs will be filled.
The water, protecting the trees from decay-promoting oxygen, has preserved the timber so effectively that now, more than six decades later, much of it brings top dollar because of its healthy fiber, straight grain, and sawlog diameters to five feet-even though the bark falls off almost as soon as the trees are "landed.
We have in the planning stage another shareholder's enhancement initiative that we plan on unveiling as soon as the details are completed.
The Glendale City Council voted four to one Tuesday, with Councilman Frank Quintero dissenting, to hold an election as soon as possible.