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  Words related to earlier

Related / Similar Words: earliest, before, in the first place, in the beginning, to begin with, originally, sooner

 

Definition:
  • (comparative and superlative of `early'') more early than; most early; "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi''s earliest and most raucous opera";
  • earlier in time; previously; "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier";
  • before now; "why didn''t you tell me in the first place?";
  • comparatives of `soon'' or `early''; "Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected";

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