Synonyms for afore

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-fawr, uh-fohr
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfɔr, əˈfoʊr

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Définition of afore

Origin :
  • Old English onforan "before, at the beginning of, in front of," from phrase on foran, from on (prep.) + foran (adv.) "in front," dative of for.
  • In some cases probably it represents Old English ætforan "at-fore." Once the literary equivalent of before, now it has mostly been replaced by that word except in nautical use and in combinations such as aforesaid and aforethought.
  • As in before : adv earlier
Example sentences :
  • An' I'm thinkin', Liz,' says I, 'he'll say things no man ever said afore—t' you.'
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Never seed nothin' like that afore—no, lads, not in all my life.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • I hadn't been in the Bible class five minutes afore I guessed how he was carryin' on.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • You see if I don't, an' afore another night goes over my head!
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • Now, yer r'yal 'ighness, wot can I do for you afore you goes ashore?
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Not he—he's no conjuror: many's the dozen tricks I played him afore now.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • For there's something waur noo, and has been for some time, than ever was there afore!
  • Extract from : « Salted With Fire » by George MacDonald
  • The very day afore he died, he cut that with his pocket-knife from memory!
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • It got 'most dinner time and he had an appetite that he hadn't had afore for months.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I got him to ask me—he'd as much as asked me afore—and then I made him sign that paper.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for afore

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