as soon

as soon

Like to; rather. Often used when one is faced with several options. It would be nice to live somewhere else, but I would as soon go to a local college, so that I can stay close to my family. I'd as soon stay home tonight—is that all right?
See also: soon
References in classic literature ?
You can do as you please, but I shall keep my book on the table here and read a little every morning as soon as I wake, for I know it will do me good and help me through the day."
2 : in a prompt way : quickly <I'll call you as soon as possible.>
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.
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."
Plant out spring cabbage as soon as possible and earth up late celery and leeks.
Finish pruning and training rambler roses as soon as possible.
Clear greenhouses as soon as possible where they are to house late flowering Chrysanthemums or overwinter half hardy perennials.
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.
to settle the next business day, while ACH Credit payment deadlines are determined by the bank that initiates payment); costs (determined by the business's own bank); and liability (as soon as an ACH Debit payment is initiated, the Treasury Financial Agent is responsible for its processing; a depositor is responsible for an ACH Credit payment until it is credited to the Treasury's account).
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."