Antonyms for earlier

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ur-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɜr li

Definition of earlier

Origin :
  • Old English ærlic "early," from ær "soon, ere" (see ere) + -lice, adverbial suffix (see -ly (2)). Cf. Old Norse arliga "early." The early bird of the proverb is from 1670s. Related: Earlier; earliest.
  • adj former
Example sentences :
  • "Paracelsus," so denominated, was one of Robert Browning's earlier poems.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • Earlier in the evening there had been a Big Eating at Opata's, and now the men were dancing.
  • Extract from : « The Trail Book » by Mary Austin
  • "You ought to have spoken of it earlier in the day," he went on slowly.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • He thought of what Mrs. Bothwell had said earlier in the day.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Hinde had parted from them earlier that evening than he had intended or they had expected.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Earlier in the evening it would have seemed merely a selfish temptation.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • The religious conceptions of an earlier and purer time have disappeared.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • Constance would willingly have commenced the daily routine at an earlier hour.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • But the earlier parts of the rake's progress are very natural and amusing.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • As he walked up the deck, he saw there was one passenger who had been earlier than himself.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr

Synonyms for earlier

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