Meaning of “no sooner ... than” in the English Dictionary

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"no sooner ... than" in British English

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no sooner ... than

C1 used to show that one thing happens immediately after another thing:

No sooner had I started mowing the lawn than it started raining.

(Definition of “no sooner ... than” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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