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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

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 ?
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.
With these facts of local climatology in mind, the sooner you plant your spring garden, the better your plants will grow when hot weather comes, which could happen as soon as late March or early April.
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.
We have in the planning stage another shareholder's enhancement initiative that we plan on unveiling as soon as the details are completed.
I looked around, but as soon as I applied here, they called me back in two days,'' he said.
the "Fund") today announced that as a result of the August 29, 2005 announcement by the Ontario Ministry of Finance to eliminate its provincial tax credit for investors in labour sponsored investment funds ("LSIFs"), the board of directors of the Fund has decided to cease distribution of the Fund's Class A Shares as soon as possible and to review the Fund's options for ceasing current operations as soon as practical.
Silver Screen will locate its business operations to the new location as soon as preliminary construction is completed.
The subscribers will be transferred to the Tele2 network as soon as possible.
Lack of stability in the Bluetooth specification means that ROM based solutions are not yet possible but CSR's second version of silicon, BlueCore02 samples in Q101 and is positioned to enable immediate implementation of an integrated mask ROM solution as soon as the standard matures to BT1.
That's why it was important to get this site up and running as soon possible.