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Comparative form of early: more early
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  1. Comparative form of early: more early
  2. Occurring previously
(Informal) Too soon; premature
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  1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
  2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
  3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
Preceding in order or importance; preferred
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  1. Preceding in order or importance; preferred
  2. Preceding in importance or value:
  3. Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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  1. Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
  2. Said, written, or encountered just before; previous:
That precedes; going or coming before
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  1. That precedes; going or coming before
  2. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
Mentioned above or earlier
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  1. Mentioned above or earlier
Placed, found, mentioned, etc. above or earlier
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  1. Placed, found, mentioned, etc. above or earlier
  2. Appearing earlier in the same text:
Having been formerly; former:
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  1. Having been formerly; former:
  2. Former; quondam
Previous, from. Previous, from.
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  1. Previous, from. Previous, from.
Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage:
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  1. Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage:
  2. Having begun or occurred just previous to the present time; recent:
  3. Dead, especially if only recently deceased:
Modern; new.
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  1. Modern; new.
  2. (Geology) Of, relating to, or being the Holocene Epoch.
  3. Done, made, etc. just before the present time; modern; new
Of or for such retired persons
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  1. Of or for such retired persons
  2. Having given up one's work, business, career, etc., esp. because of advanced age
  3. That has left employment (of a person), especially on reaching pensionable age. [from 16th c.]
Of an earlier time; former
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  1. Of an earlier time; former
  2. (Literary, law) Former, previous.
  3. Former:
Being so at that time:
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  1. Being so at that time:
That was at one time; former
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  1. That was at one time; former
  2. That once was; former:
Just gone by or elapsed:
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  1. Just gone by or elapsed:
  2. Having served formerly in a given capacity, especially an official one:
  3. No longer current; gone by; over:
Gone by; past:
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  1. Gone by; past:
  2. Having been or happened in the far past.
  3. That has or have gone by; past; former
Of great age; very old:
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  1. Of great age; very old:
  2. (Archaic) Having the wisdom, dignity, etc. of age; venerable
  3. Of times long past; belonging to the early history of the world, esp. before the end of the Western Roman Empire (a.d. 476)
Of, related to, or occurring in the past:
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  1. Of, related to, or occurring in the past:
From or relating to a previous era.
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  1. From or relating to a previous era.
  2. Of, relating to, or belonging to time long past; old or ancient:
  3. (Old Poet.) Old; ancient; of old, or of former times
Going before; preceding.
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  1. Going before; preceding.
  2. Going or coming before in time, order, or logic; prior; previous; preceding
(Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
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  1. (Bot.) On the side away from the main stem
  2. Located on or near the front of the body in higher animals.
  3. Coming before in time, order, or logic; previous; earlier
Comparative form of early: more early
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  1. Comparative form of early: more early
  2. Occurring previously
Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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  1. Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
  2. Said, written, or encountered just before; previous:
Just gone by or elapsed:
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  1. Just gone by or elapsed:
  2. Having served formerly in a given capacity, especially an official one:
  3. No longer current; gone by; over:
Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
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  1. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case. Something that came before, hence preceded the event currently in question, such as a previously decided case. It may serve as a model for the interpretation of a law, or disposition as a case.
  2. Preceding.
That precedes; going or coming before
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  1. That precedes; going or coming before
  2. Existing or coming before another or others in time, place, or sequence; previous.
(Informal) Too soon; premature
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  1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
  2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
  3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
Preceding in order or importance; preferred
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  1. Preceding in order or importance; preferred
  2. Preceding in importance or value:
  3. Preceding in time; earlier; previous; former
Of an earlier time; former
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  1. Of an earlier time; former
  2. Former:
  3. (Literary, law) Former, previous.
Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage:
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  1. Of or toward the end or more advanced part, as of a period or stage:
  2. Having begun or occurred just previous to the present time; recent:
  3. Dead, especially if only recently deceased:
Made long ago; in existence for many years:
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  1. Made long ago; in existence for many years:
  2. Belonging to or being of an earlier time:
  3. Having or exhibiting the physical characteristics of age:
Having been formerly; former:
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  1. Having been formerly; former:
  2. Former; quondam
Just gone by or elapsed:
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  1. Just gone by or elapsed:
  2. Having served formerly in a given capacity, especially an official one:
  3. No longer current; gone by; over:
(Informal) Too soon; premature
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  1. (Informal) Too soon; premature
  2. (Informal) Acting, occurring, or done too soon; premature or hasty:
  3. Existing or occurring before something else in time or order; prior:
That was at one time; former
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  1. That was at one time; former
  2. That once was; former:
Merely occasional; sporadic
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  1. Merely occasional; sporadic
  2. Former; erstwhile
  3. Former, erstwhile; at some previous time.
Formerly such; former
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  1. Formerly such; former
  2. Having once been; former:
  3. (Now literary) Former, sometime, late, erstwhile, quondam.
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