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や否や, やいなや

  • yainaya


Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • the minute (that) ...
  • no sooner than ...


  • whether or not

Examples of や否や,やいなや in a Sentence

No sooner had she gone there than she was taken ill.
One Sunday morning George burst into the living room and said the following.
No sooner had he seen me than he ran away.
The moment he saw me he ran away.
The instant I saw him I knew he was angry.
She had hardly entered the cabin when the light went out.
As soon as he heard the crash, he rushed out of the house.
No sooner had he arrived than he fell sick.
As soon as he saw me, he ran away.
No sooner had he arrived than the bus departed.

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