How to use Before-long in a sentence

before-long
  • She should be back here before long.

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  • Destiny would be two years old before long.

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  • We're going to need another doctor at the clinic before long.

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  • But we'll know before long.

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  • She watched him climb stiffly into his wagon and knew a moment of sadness when she remembered that before long she would be leaving and she would never see him again.

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  • The result of the war was to make Russia supreme at Constantinople; and before long an opportunity of further increasing her influence was created by Mehemet Ali, the ambitious pasha of Egypt, who in November 1831 began a war with his sovereign in Syria, gained a series of victories over the Turkish forces in Asia Minor and threatened Constantinople.

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  • Excited to emulation and employing the more rapid wet-collodion process, he succeeded before long in obtaining exquisitely defined lunar pictures, which remained unsurpassed until the appearance of the Rutherfurd photographs in 1865.

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  • The matter peculiar to Matthew and Luke raises a number of interesting questions which are still too much sub judice to be answered decidedly or dogmatically, though approximate and provisional answers may before long be forthcoming.

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  • Resentment at the treatment he had received from Nero may have impelled him to this course, but to this motive was added before long that of personal ambition.

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  • He approved of the Ruthven raid, and admonished James in terms which made him weep, but produced no alteration in his conduct, and before long Craig was denouncing the supremacy of Arran.

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  • His empire, if he founded one, was before long eclipsed, however, by the rising power of the Semites.

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  • It was synodically condemned along with Hobbes's Leviathan and other books as early as April 1671, and was consequently interdicted by the states-general of Holland in 1674; before long it was also placed on the Index by the Catholic authorities.

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  • But before long he recognizec the danger threatened from that quarter.

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  • But before long all Wa, again changed.

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  • About 288 Antigonus Gonatas dissolved the league, which had furnished a useful base for pretenders against Cassander's regency; but by 280 four towns combined again, and before long the ten surviving cities of Achaea had renewed their federation.

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  • Diocletian died in 313; and before long the city became an episcopal see, with St Doimo as its first bishop. The palace was transformed into an imperial cloth factory, and, as most of the workers were women, it became known as the gynaecium.

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  • It would be premature to judge how far the problem of the origin of races may be capable of exact solution; but the experience gained since 1871 countenances Darwin's prophecy that before long the dispute between the monogenists and the polygenists would die a silent and unobserved death.

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  • Maria Nuova, where he was accustomed also to deposit his moneys, and whence it seems before long to have disappeared.

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  • With the sanction of the visitor it was ordered that in future the missionaries should adopt the costumes of Chinese literates, and, in fact, they before long adopted Chinese manners altogether.

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  • A flora consisting entirely, with a single doubtful exception, of Gymnosperms and Cryptogams gives place to one containing many flowering plants; and these increase so rapidly that before long they seem to have crowded out many of the earlier types, and to have themselves become the dominant forms. Not only do Angiosperms suddenly become dominant in all known plantbearing deposits of Upper Cretaceous age, but strangely enough the earliest found seem to belong to living orders, and commonly have been referred to existing genera.

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  • Near the end of the races, when people are blowing out their ass, before long I can see a nasty accident happening!

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  • The popes cause and the emperors cause were of comparatively little moment to Italian burghers; and the names of Guelph and Ghibelline, which before long began to be heard in every street, on every market-place, had no meaning for them.

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  • Still the practice introduced by him of assigning to each species, a diagnosis by which it ought in theory to be distinguishable from any other known species, and of naming it by two words - the first being the generic and the second the specific term, was so manifest an improvement upon anything which had previously obtained that the Linnaean method of differentiation and nomenclature established itself before long in spite of all opposition, and in principle became almost universally adopted.

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  • The larch remains free from parasitism so long as its covering is intact, but as soon as this is punctured by insects, or its continuity interfered with by cracks or fissures, the Peziza penetrates, and before long brings about the destruction of the branch.

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  • There is no doubt that Serapis was before long identified with Userhapi; the identification appears clearly in a bilingual inscription of the time of Ptolemy Philopator (221-205 B.C.), and frequently later.

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  • Even Luther's influence was not sufficient to abolish its celebration in Saxony during his lifetime; and, though its ecclesiastical sanction lapsed before long even in the Lutheran Church, its memory survives strongly in popular custom.

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  • The study of radium and radioactivity (see Radioactivity) led before long to the further remarkable knowledge that these so-called radioactive materials project into surrounding space particles or corpuscles, some of which are identical with those projected from the cathode in a high vacuum tube, together with others of a different nature.

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  • We are somewhere in the middle of the earth, and the chances are we'll reach the other side of it before long.

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  • This might have been taken as an expression of sorrow and devotion, or of weariness and hope of resting before long.

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  • We were transfixed by the scene and the two of us were howling before long.

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  • There are so many cool gadgets, papers, baubles and books that you simply must have, and before long you've got a room full of supplies and nowhere to actually do your scrapbooking, so full of stuff is your space.

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  • Make an investment in one good suit; it will pay for itself before long.

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  • You may be able to set Lumines aside for a little while as you engage in other titles for your Sony portable gamer, but more likely than not, you will shove this game back in there before long and not want it to end... ever.

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  • Fashion is fleeting, though, and before long the look was left behind in favor of trends that ruled the late '90s and early millennium.

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  • Chess game rules may seem complicated at first, but before long most players become familiar with the rules and start devising their own strategies of play.

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  • The public was immediately intrigued by the idea of a monster residing within the waters of Loch Ness, and before long there were plenty of sightings and theories to follow.

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  • This shock-resistant watch was a novel concept when it was first introduced, but before long it caught on and other companies began introducing their own versions of the G-Shock.

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  • The company made a name for itself with its 14 karat and 18 karat gold luxury watches, and before long the innovative designs were gracing the wrists of movie stars and princes as well as the common man.

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  • Product manufacturers couldn't wait to cash in on the Mickey Mouse craze, and before long there were dolls, handkerchiefs, banks, clocks and watches, all bearing the image of Mickey Mouse.

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  • The trend was soon spotted and before long these tiny Italian charms became a world wide phenomenon.

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  • Well, the ideas started flying and before long we started making clocks.

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  • Granted, you won't drop 20 lbs in a week or whatever the tabloids promise this week, but a steady pound or two per week for two or three months is bound to show distinct results before long -- and those pounds will actually stay off.

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  • It is important to know how to go about it, however, since fasting may slip into starvation territory before long -- which is a distinctly negative development.

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  • However, if you persist and continue to hammer that budding injury week after week, you're bound to get into bigger problems before long.

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  • The agency grew as Robert Ehrlich also joined the company and before long they found that the insurance products they offered were not sufficient.

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  • Five years later, they finally released their sophomore effort -- It Won't Be Soon Before Long -- on May 22, 2007.

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  • Those people can help spread the word to others and before long you'll have a ton of guests.

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  • Talon's gonna kill me before long.

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  • His long legs set an impossible pace, and before long she was stumbling.

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  • She was but half converted, and fled before long from a republic in which art and poetry had no place.

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  • There he led a healthy outdoor life, and also became a large and indiscriminate reader, and before long contributed humorous and poetical articles to the provincial newspapers and magazines.

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  • But before long he came to understand, as no other commander of the age save Gustavus understood it, the value of true "shock-action."

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  • He devoted himself to solitude, prayer and the service of the poor, and before long went on a pilgrimage to Rome.

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  • And before long nobility won for itself a distinguishing outward badge.

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  • At first the sharpness of the change was not fully apparent owing to the tactful choice of prefects made by the First Consul; but before long their very extensive powers were seen to form an important part of the new machinery of autocracy.

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  • One house which was thus distinguished had risen to a leading place in the city and before long played no small part in the world's history.

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  • Sumatra, Java and Borneo, where active development began in 1883, 1886 and 1896, bid fair to rank before long among the chief sources of the oil supplies of the world.

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  • A few years later, in 1836-1837, large parties of emigrant Boers settled north of the Orange, and before long disputes arose between them and Moshesh, who claimed a great part of the land on which the white farmers had settled.

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  • They drew a considerable following away with them and set up a rival organization, but before long a number returned to their original leader.

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  • His daughter Julia died at Beirut, and before long he received the news of his election by a constituency (Bergues) in the department of the Nord.

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  • From the beginning of the session of 1908 it was evident, however, that Mr Asquith, who was acting as deputy prime minister, would before long succeed to the Liberal leadership; and on the 5th of April Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's resignation was formally announced.

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  • The invitation was declined, but in the 16th century the Syrian Christians sought the help of the Portuguese settlers against Mussulman oppression, only to find that before long they were subjected to the fiercer perils of Jesuit antagonism and the Inquisition.

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  • Villehardouin himself before long received an important command against the Bulgarians.

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  • Thanks to their efforts, the new science of Assyriology came into being, and before long the message of the Assyrian books had ceased to be an enigma.

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  • At daylight the larger ships joined in again, and before long the whole Russian fleet, with few exceptions, had been captured or sunk.

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  • But in Germany, as in France, a combination of political and of economic forces led before long to a reaction towards protection.

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  • It was perhaps a Parthian governor of Mesopotamia that was called in to help Strato of Beroea against Demetrius III.; but before long Mesopotamia (especially the district of Nisibis) was attached to the growing dominions of Armenia under its ambitious king Tigranes, perhaps with the consent of Sinatruces (Sanatruces).

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  • For some time after the marriage, the young couple were controlled by the empress Elizabeth, who appointed court officials to keep a watch on their conduct; but before long these custodians themselves had become the agents of Catherine's pleasures and ambition.

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  • He founded several monasteries, and a similar work was also performed by St Emmeran, bishop of Poitiers; with the result that before long the bulk of the people professed Christianity and relations were established between Bavaria and Rome.

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  • From this centre Spanish adventurers pushed east to La Guayra, beyond the Parana, and west into the Gran Chaco; and before long vast numbers of the less warlike natives were reduced to serfdom.

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  • The Vita Antonii was at an early date translated into Latin and propagated in the West, and the practice of monastic asceticism after the Egyptian model became common in Rome and throughout Italy, and before long spread to Gaul and to northern Africa.

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  • The sight of these exiles made the political interest once more predominant in Hobbes, and before long the revived feeling issued in the formation of a new and important design.

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  • On the disintegration of the empire, it fell into the hands of the Visigoths, who, in spite of the attacks of the Franks, especially in 585, retained possession till 724, when they were expelled by the Arabs, destined in turn to yield before long to Pippin the Short.

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  • The prosperity of the church was the sign of its decay, and before long we find persecution and injustice disgracing the seat of Athanasius.

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  • He was called to the bar in 1623, but before long devoted himself entirely to literature.

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  • Many of his contemporaries were awakening to the importance of German thought, and Carlyle's knowledge enabled him before long to take a conspicuous part in diffusing the new intellectual light.

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  • In 1798 he was called to the bar of Ireland, and rose before long to the very highest eminence among contemporary lawyers and advocates.

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  • The lively enthusiasm and the furious opposition which greeted Protagoras had now burnt themselves out, and before long the sophist was treated by the man of the world as a harmless, necessary pedagogue.

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  • But the king's shrewdness triumphed before long over his vengeance, and the more serviceable of the officers of Charles VII.

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  • Thiers, however, refused to listen to any suggestion for depriving him of any part of Syria; but, instead of breaking off the correspondence and leaving the concert, he continued the negotiations, and before long circumstances came to the knowledge of the British government which seemed to prove that he was only doing so with a view to gaining time in order to secure a separate settlement in accordance with French views.

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  • The Malay chiefs of other districts encouraged immigration from China with a view to developing the mineral resources of their territories, and before long Chinese settlers were to be found in considerable numbers in Sambas, Montrado, Pontianak and elsewhere.

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  • The amendment, in 1888, of the Electric Lighting Act of 1882, before long caused a huge development of public electric lighting in Great Britain.

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  • The study of radium and radioactivity led before long to the further remarkable knowledge that these so-called radioactive materials project into surrounding space particles or corpuscles, some of which are identical with those projected from the cathode in a high vacuum tube, together with others of a different nature.

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  • An alliance with the Megarians, who were being hard pressed by their neighbours of Corinth, led to enmity with this latter power, and before long Epidaurus and Aegina were drawn into the struggle.

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