so soon

so soon

early; before the regular time; ahead of schedule. I got there early because my bus arrived so soon. Because the meeting ended so soon, I had some extra time.
See also: soon
References in classic literature ?
The Enscombe family were not in town quite so soon as had been imagined, but he was at Highbury very soon afterwards.
They had not sent it on to him, knowing he would start for home so soon.
I am very, very sorry we are to part -- so soon, and so suddenly too; but I am not offended, indeed I am not.
Eleanor made no answer; and Catherine's thoughts recurring to something more directly interesting, she added, thinking aloud, "Monday -- so soon as Monday; and you all go.