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n. (美)(非正式)抢先占有土地者, 抢先而获得不正当利益的人



    sooner
    [ noun ]
    1. a native or resident of Oklahoma

    2. <noun.person>
    [ adv ]
    1. comparatives of `soon' or `early'

    2. <adv.all>
      Come a little sooner, if you can
      came earlier than I expected
    3. more readily or willingly

    4. <adv.all>
      clean it well, preferably with warm water
      I'd rather be in Philadelphia
      I'd sooner die than give up


    Sooner \Soon"er\, n.
    In the western United States, one who settles on government
    land before it is legally open to settlement in order to gain
    the prior claim that the law gives to the first settler when
    the land is opened to settlement; hence, any one who does a
    thing prematurely or anticipates another in acting in order
    to gain an unfair advantage.
    [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

    1. It had to happen sooner or later - gambling on gambling has arrived, thanks to the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
    2. A Continental spokesman says the airline planned to open the terminal in phases, so passengers could begin using it sooner.
    3. But sooner or later the life-support supplied by Massachusetts Congressmen will fail.
    4. The sooner the Fed acts, the smaller will be the overall increase in interest rates in this economic cycle.
    5. Mr. Mulroney must call an election by September 1989 but implied he'll do so much sooner.
    6. So perhaps the shock isn't that Felicia Morgan is charged with shooting and killing another teen-age girl with a Raven last October, but that it didn't happen sooner.
    7. It is likely to lead, sooner or later, to an intense debate on ways of strengthening the European Community's exchange rate mechanism.
    8. However, since unification will come about sooner than a new system, he said, a temporary solution may be necessary.
    9. "I think we recognized the cycles a lot sooner than other people in the industry," Anreder said.
    10. If the prospects are as good as it says, it would do well to move sooner rather than later. Keeping rights money in the bank at current rates of interest will do nothing to improve earnings per share.
    11. The Northeast, where new power will be needed soon, would feel the effects sooner than states with a surplus of electricity.
    12. But sooner or later, you're going to be out there running as _ it's going to be the Bush campaign, the Bush agenda, the Bush vision for the future.
    13. "I figured sooner or later we'd get it," said Matt Goodlin, 48, of Mentor, who bought the winning ticket.
    14. In 48 hours - and quite probably sooner - Mr John Major, the prime minister, will ask the Queen to dissolve parliament to pave the way for an April 9 election.
    15. "It's absolutely absurd and doubly shameful that it took five and a half months and involved thousands of innocent people to come up with a solution that reasonable men should have come up with sooner," Lee Rich said.
    16. "By being the first in line, I hoped my family would be convinced that I did what I could to come home sooner," he says.
    17. But her troubles had begun sooner.
    18. The latter have mushroomed all over Spain with good results but there is room for more growth. The retail excitement will prod the office sector into activity sooner rather than later.
    19. The Soviets had to cough up the American in their own interest sooner rather than later.
    20. "We'd like to see this thing wrapped up sooner rather than later."
    21. "So the sooner you get resolution, the better off both parties are.
    22. As a result, Mr. Roeck told the analysts that Delta is eliminating Pan Am's capacity much sooner than planned.
    23. Food will return to the markets when prices are decontrolled Jan. 2. Prices should have been freed sooner, but the commonwealth republics felt they had to do so jointly to prevent cross border speculation.
    24. John Connolly, a market strategist with Dean Witter Reynolds, warns that this bull market could run out of steam sooner than most expect.
    25. "They were no sooner inside than it was all over," Ms. Fechner said.
    26. No sooner had some of the excitement died down than traders were talking about the upcoming consumer price data, another measure of inflation that some said might not produce the same favorable results.
    27. He said the measures will take effect no later than Oct. 1, but that some parts may be implemented sooner.
    28. 'The works council directive will sooner or later apply in Britain,' he said.
    29. Lower oil revenues meant that, sooner or later, the UK consumer would have to retrench.
    30. The bottom line so beloved of stock analysts looks very good, but a cost is being incurred that will have to be paid sooner or later.
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