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We shall meet again before long to march to new triumphs.
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Meaning of "before long" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BEFORE LONG

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BEFORE LONG

beflower
beflum
befoam
befog
befogged
befogging
befool
before
before one´s time
before the fact
before the mast
before you could say Jack Robinson
before-and-after test
before-tax
beforehand
beforetime
befortune
befoul
befouler
befoulment

WORDS THAT END LIKE BEFORE LONG

all along
along
as broad as it is long
belong
come along
furlong
Geelong
get along
go along
lifelong
long
oblong
play along
prolong
schlong
Shillong
sing along
sing-along
so long
summer-long

Synonyms and antonyms of before long in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «before long» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BEFORE LONG

Find out the translation of before long to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of before long from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «before long» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

过不了多久
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

en poco tiempo
570 millions of speakers

English

before long
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लंबे समय से पहले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قبل فترة طويلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вскоре
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

em pouco tempo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দীর্ঘ আগে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bientôt
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lama dahulu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

es dauerte nicht lange
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ずっと前に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오래 전에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sadurunge dawa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trước kia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீண்ட காலத்திற்கு முன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लांबण्यापूर्वी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çok geçmeden
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

presto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wkrótce
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

незабаром
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înainte de timp
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πριν από καιρό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

voor lank
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inom kort
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

før lenge
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BEFORE LONG»

The term «before long» is quite widely used and occupies the 39.903 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about before long

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2 QUOTES WITH «BEFORE LONG»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word before long.
1
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify its extension to a wider field of international differences.
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Giuseppe Garibaldi
We shall meet again before long to march to new triumphs.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BEFORE LONG»

Discover the use of before long in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to before long and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Maroon 5: It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Recorded Version (Guitar)All 12 songs from the band's sophomore album: If I Never See Your Face Again * Back at Your Door * Better That We Break * Can't Stop * Goodnight Goodnight * If I Never See Your Face Again * Kiwi * Little of Your ...
‎2007
2
Home before long
Evacuated during the London Blitz of 1940, Dorothy and brother, Billy, attempt to journey back to their home in London in the midst of wartime.
Bill Gillham, Francis Mosley, 1984
3
Yiddish: A Survey and a Grammar
(93) mhg a before long r: narre 'fool' > ndr 'blockhead.' (94) mhg a before r + nasal: warm > vdrym 'warm.' (95) mhg e before long r: sp'erren 'to close' > iparn ' to push/press.' (96) mhg e before r: gern 'to desire' > gdrn 'to long, yearn.' (97) mhg i ...
Salomo A. Birnbaum, Solomon Asher Birnbaum, 1979
4
Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock 'n' Roll
Recorded in December 1947, before “Long Gone” was released, “Late Freight” has a chugging bass line played on piano, with Garrett's “Yancey Special” riff heard only momentarily. Thompson cut his next hit, the mellow “Blue Dreams,” the ...
Larry Birnbaum, 2013
5
As Long As I Remember
Before long we always seemed to getthe message that we were intruders here and that this neck of the woods was not ours. Mum would look around and sayto methat perhaps thiswas the very tree the Tasmanian Devil named Gus had lived  ...
Thecla Marie Duggan, 2013
6
It Won't be Soon Before Long
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook).
Maroon 5, 2007
7
Forever Is Still a Long, Long Time
Before long we saw the four of them walking back to the car, and it was impossible to hold back laughter as we scurried to our designated hiding place. A reproachful “Sh” from Kenny quieted everyone down. As Dad slipped into the passenger ...
Jean Summit-Riker, 2012
8
Language Typology and Language Universals: An International ...
Only 11% of them were ordered long before short with 67% short before long and 22% of equal length. The short before long orders plus the equal length PPs (in which either ordering is as efficient as it can possibly be) collectively account for ...
Martin Haspelmath, 2001
9
The Long Road for Home: The Civil War Experiences of Four ...
... pices of artilery and three prisoners. thare is a nother battry of twelve guns about a dozen miles from here. we shall have that before long. we cant be easy till we clear them all out. please excuse bad writing fore it is hard work for me to write[.] ...
Henry C. Lind, 1992
10
A Spark Before the Fire
Before long, he was hearing the familiar giggles behind his back. Patrick Lipton was long gone into popular land, especially since losing his virginity earlier that same year, so the two talked less and less. He was one ofthe few guys their age ...
Mima, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BEFORE LONG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term before long is used in the context of the following news items.
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To boldly go where no Israeli woman has gone before
Before long, the young woman's insatiable curiosity — some would say reckless adventurism — would lead her to countries which few Israelis ... «The Times of Israel, Jul 15»
2
Ex-fullback dad keeping up to speed on A's Billy Burns
Before long, his NFL career was over and he returned home to Georgia to begin a career in sales. He's now 63 and lives in Clearwater, Fla., ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
WCNC lands a big fish: Beth Troutman returns to Charlotte
Before long she was making appearances on NBC's “Today Show” as an expert. Returning to Charlotte, Troutman will share the anchor desk ... «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
4
Burt Shavitz, Scruffy Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80
Before long, what had been a $3,000-a-year subsistence business was transformed into a multimillion-dollar purveyor of eco-friendly lip balm, ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
Iniesta back-up or Pedro replacement... Where will Arda Turan fit in …
... Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are just some of the clubs linked with the 27-year-old - Pedro may opt to cut his losses before long. «Goal.com, Jul 15»
6
'It's not like Argo': the trials of a tour guide in Iran
Many seemed to know each other from previous tours – North Korea and Ukraine occasioned much nostalgia – and, before long, they slipped ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Decoding Kit Harington's Wimbledon locks: celebrity haircuts as …
If his hairdo is for a film, at least we'll know before long. Movie actors have to change their looks on a month-by-month basis, so we'll get our ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Novak Djokovic vs. Kevin Anderson: Score and Reaction from 2015 …
Before long, the set went to a tiebreak, and Anderson's fine form continued. Djokovic needed to pull out all the stops to stay in the set with a ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
9
Jimmy Rollins focused on Dodgers, not Phillies
... are numbers that almost certainly have the Dodgers thinking about promoting baseball's top prospect, shortstop Corey Seager, before long. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
10
Editorial, 7/7: Confronting unsympathetic realities
Before long the 2015 Vision Group was created. Collaboration and communication improved. Things happened: the Pinnacle Bank Arena, ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Before long [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/before-long>. Dec 2019 ».
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