eftsoons


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eft·soons

 (ĕft-so͞onz′)
adv. Archaic
1. Soon afterward; presently.
2. Once again.

[From Middle English eftsone, from Old English eftsōna : eft, again; see apo- in Indo-European roots + sōna, soon.]

eftsoons

(ɛftˈsuːnz)
adv
1. soon afterwards
2. repeatedly
[Old English eft sōna, literally: afterwards soon]
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and then, eftsoons, impatient as he is, rave, roar, and lay about him like a mad man, thump her sides, drag her about .
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