[ bih-fawr-tahym, -fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF beforetime
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He now takes his place in the Council, beforetime denied him.

Beforetime, to serve the king was to serve the Clan of the Priests, from which he had been chosen, and whose head he constituted.

I knew that where beforetime he was wont to have forty great sails, at the least, in his ports, now he hath not past six or seven.

The words now and beforetime denote too long an interval to allow room for such a supposition.

One or two friends whose professions had beforetime been profuse, Eleanor met.

It was said beforetime that if a sword be the death of five score of men, it comes to be possessed of a lust for slaying.

There I believe thy mind maybe made whole again, and that it may be with thee as it was beforetime.

Sir Richard Granville's mizzen-mast, which had beforetime been sorely hacked and splintered, fell with a crash.

We surmised that he found encouragement in this house, and had beforetime listened to thy childish and unreasoning folly.

Would you have believed that I was bribed, my prince, had it not chanced that you had heard of the sword from me beforetime?