before[ bih-fawr, -fohr ]SEE DEFINITION OF before
Synonyms for before | adv.earlier
- before present
- gone by
- in advance
- in days of yore
- in front
- in old days
- in the past
- up to now
Antonyms for before | adv.earlier
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEFORE
Come, before he comes to gibe us for having heeded a moment.
He had discovered years before that he was sometimes able thus to puzzle her momentarily.
Written years before, at the time of publication he was thirty-three.
Sit here, and we'll talk it over sensibly, before you get ready.
You have seen the Greek word "phone," which means the voice, before.
I can give you an hour, if you've anything to say before it's done—not longer.
But before you start to read let me explain what I intend to do.
You've come to torment us before the time; do cease this noise!
But the Egyptians heard of this and guarded the Jews more carefully than ever before.
Found the old horse-tracks, just before we camped, coming from eastward.