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See definition of early on Dictionary.com
  • adj.in the beginning
  • adj.sooner than expected
  • adv.sooner than expected
  • adv.immediately

synonyms for early

  • fresh
  • initial
  • new
  • previous
  • recent
  • a bit previous
  • aboriginal
  • ancient
  • antecedent
  • antediluvian
  • antiquated
  • brand-new
  • budding
  • early bird
  • original
  • preceding
  • premier
  • prevenient
  • primal
  • prime
  • primeval
  • primitive
  • primordial
  • prior
  • pristine
  • proleptical
  • raw
  • undeveloped
  • young
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antonyms for early

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  • future
  • old
  • worn
  • late
  • later
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How to use early in a sentence

Working two guided trips a summer could earn early guides enough to buy a few more cows and raise the quality of life of an entire extended family.
IT’S TIME TO EMBRACE SKI GUIDINGMARC PERUZZIFEBRUARY 26, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
They pointed to an earlier message McCoy posted prior to his apology giving a different reason for deleting his post about obese people.
FOX 5’S MCCOY SUSPENDED OVER OFFENSIVE TWEETLOU CHIBBARO JR.FEBRUARY 24, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The earlier proposal called for a 25,599-square-foot building.
REHOBOTH THEATER SUPPORTERS HOPEFUL FOR APPROVAL OF NEW BUILDINGSLOU CHIBBARO JR.FEBRUARY 23, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
To find the case assignments that went to ineligible attorneys, we compared the assignment date to the earliest date that an attorney appeared on a list in any court in the state.
LAWYERS WHO WERE INELIGIBLE TO HANDLE SERIOUS CRIMINAL CHARGES WERE GIVEN THOUSANDS OF THESE CASES ANYWAYBY SAMANTHA HOGAN, THE MAINE MONITOR, AND AGNEL PHILIP, PROPUBLICAFEBRUARY 23, 2021PROPUBLICA
In the earlier cold snap, the grid was pushed to the limit and rolling blackouts swept the state, spurring an angry Legislature to order a study of what went wrong.
“POWER COMPANIES GET EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT”: HOW TEXAS REPEATEDLY FAILED TO PROTECT ITS POWER GRID AGAINST EXTREME WEATHERBY JEREMY SCHWARTZ, KIAH COLLIER AND VIANNA DAVILAFEBRUARY 22, 2021PROPUBLICA
In an earlier stage of the lawsuit, when Grimm was still in high school, Gloucester County School Board filed a petition and the Supreme Court agreed to hear it in 2016.
VA. SCHOOL SEEKS SUPREME COURT REVIEW IN CONTINUED FIGHT AGAINST GAVIN GRIMMCHRIS JOHNSONFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Through this longstanding, if informal, exchange system, news and political debate traveled from city to city through the extended republic that was early America.
HOW A POLITICAL DISPUTE OVER THE EARLY AMERICAN POSTAL SYSTEM COULD HAVE JEOPARDIZED THE WHOLE U.S. CONSTITUTIONROBERT W.T. MARTINAUGUST 24, 2020TIME
If they didn’t die early, they died in their 50s, and a few made it to their 60s.
TYREE BOYD-PATES IN CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY CANADA: 'AMERICA'S FUTURE IS PREDICATED ON KNOWING THE FULL HISTORY'GEOFFREY CANADAAUGUST 20, 2020TIME
Ponzi promised investors a 50% profit within 45 days and a 100% profit within 90 days—and from all appearances Ponzi was a man of his word, as early investors were rewarded handsomely.
THE HISTORY OF PONZI SCHEMES GOES DEEPER THAN THE MAN WHO GAVE THEM HIS NAMESTEVE WEISMANAUGUST 12, 2020TIME
In the early period of urbanization and industrialization, only a small minority of the population spent time in a single-person household.
THE PANDEMIC HAS RAISED FEARS ABOUT LONELINESS. HISTORY SUGGESTS WE SHOULD WORRY ABOUT THE OPPOSITE, TOODAVID VINCENTJULY 8, 2020TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO EARLY

  • beforehand
  • earlier
  • early
  • first
  • foremost
  • forward
  • in front
  • in the forefront
  • in the lead
  • leading
  • previously
  • prior
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