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  • adv.earlier
  • prep.earlier than

synonyms for before

  • ahead
  • back
  • previously
  • since
  • sooner
  • afore
  • aforetime
  • ante
  • antecedently
  • anteriorly
  • before present
  • ere
  • fore
  • former
  • formerly
  • forward
  • gone
  • gone by
  • heretofore
  • in advance
  • in days of yore
  • in front
  • in old days
  • in the past
  • past
  • precendently
  • previous
  • up to now
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antonyms for before

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  • after
  • afterward
  • behind
  • later
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How to use before in a sentence

And he was gone, and out of sight on the swift galloping Benito, before Father Gaspara bethought himself.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Descending the Alps to the east or south into Piedmont, a new world lies around and before you.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Before Ripperda could unclasp his lips to reply, the stranger had opened the door, and passed through it like a gliding shadow.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Babylas raised his pale face; he knew what was coming; it had come so many times before.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Before he could finish the sentence the Hole-keeper said snappishly, "Well, drop out again—quick!"
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Then one of the magter came in and Brion hesitated before shooting.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
Before the outlaw can comply with this small request the horn sounds again.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
She looked from the picture to her daughter, with a frightful glare, in their before mild aspect.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
But Polavieja started his campaign with the immense advantage of having the whole of the dry season before him.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO BEFORE

  • before
  • beyond
  • exceeding
  • prior to
  • superior to
  • surpassing
  • advanced
  • advancing
  • along
  • ante
  • antecedently
  • at an advantage
  • at the head
  • before
  • beforehand
  • earlier
  • first
  • fore
  • foremost
  • forward
  • in the foreground
  • in the lead
  • leading
  • on
  • onward
  • onwards
  • precedent
  • precedently
  • preceding
  • previous
  • progressing
  • to the fore
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