2. Adverb. (context: now archaic) Soon after, presently. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹
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Definition of Eftsoons
1. eftsoon [adv] - See also: eftsoon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eftsoons
Literary usage of Eftsoons
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lives of the Queens of England: from the Norman conquest by Agnes Strickland (1848)
"... and that I should not eftsoons, offend your majesty by denial or refusal of such articles or commandments as it might please your highness to address to ..."
2. Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes by Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"Another like fair tree eke grew thereby, Whereof whoso did eat eftsoons did know Both good and evil : О mournful memory ! That tree, through one man's fault ..."
3. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn, Robert Philip Tyrwhitt (1824)
"... then immediately from and after the induction, investing, or installation thereof or thereunto had, the same shall be eftsoons merely void; ..."
4. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"But Truth did flit away, as a bright bird, To heavenly cloud! whose breast, with lightning wrath, Was big: which hurled eftsoons gods on the earth! ..."
5. Fox's Book of Martyrs: The Acts and Monuments of the Church by John Foxe, John Cumming (1844)
"... conceived eftsoons against the mayor and sheriffs, and against the whole city of London, a great wrath ; insomuch, that the mayor and both the sheriffs ..."