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- before long, others will followsoon, shortly, presently, in the near future, in a short time, in a little while, in a minute, in a moment;in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in (less than) no time, in no time (at all), before you know it, any minute (now);informal in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinsonarchaic or informal anonarchaic ere long
all through the exams I longed for the holidays she had longed to be invited to the party
yearn, pine, ache, wish, burn, hanker for/after, hunger, thirst, itch, pant, hope, be eager, be desperate, be consumed with desire, be unable to wait, would give one's eye teeth;
want, desire, set one's sights on
informal have a yen, be dying, yen
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