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    #1

    the meaning of `soon`

    detain : to stop someone from leaving as soon as they expected

    he was detained in Washington on urgent business

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    I think `soon` means “quickly“
    Is it correct?

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    #2

    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    No. It just means later than they had expected or planned to leave.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    Why do you have two threads on he same question, GoldfishLord?

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    #4

    Re: the meaning of `soon`

    I did not see the other one!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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