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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sooner or later

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Soon adv.
 1. In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise. Sooner said than done.” --Old Proverb. “As soon as it might be.” --Chaucer.
 She finished, and the subtle fiend his lore
 Soon learned.   --Milton.
 2. Without the usual delay; before any time supposed; early.
    How is it that ye are come so soon to-day?   --Ex. ii. 18.
 3. Promptly; quickly; easily.
    Small lights are soon blown out, huge fires abide.   --Shak.
 4. Readily; willingly; -- in this sense used with would, or some other word expressing will.
    I would as soon see a river winding through woods or in meadows, as when it is tossed up in so many whimsical figures at Versailles.   --Addison.
 As soon as, or So soon as, immediately at or after another event. As soon as he came nigh unto the camp . . . he saw the calf, and the dancing.” --Ex. xxxii. 19. See So . . . as, under So.
 Soon at, as soon as; or, as soon as the time referred to arrives. [Obs.] “I shall be sent for soon at night.” --Shak.
 Sooner or later, at some uncertain time in the future; as, he will discover his mistake sooner or later.
 With the soonest, as soon as any; among the earliest; too soon. [Obs.]  --Holland.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sooner or later
      adv : within an indefinite time or at an unspecified future time;
            "he will understand eventually"; "he longed for the
            flowers that were yet to show themselves"; "sooner or
            later you will have to face the facts"; "in time they
            came to accept the harsh reality" [syn: eventually, yet,
             in time, one of these days]