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- adv. betimes
- v. To occur; betide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early.
- adv. In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Older form of betimes.
Formerly 'betime'; "the final 's' is due to the habit of adding '- s' or '- es' to form adverbs; cf. 'whiles' (afterwards
Therefore, brethren, take we heed betime, while the day of salvation lasteth; for the night cometh, when none can work.
But his mention of Madonna got me hoping that it might betime for the material girl to stop in as a guest judge!
And in the morn betime, as those  Lacedaemonian lasses saluted
“‘To business that we love we rise betime and go to it with delight,’” Nectar quoted.
_And I my reading learnt betime From studying pocket-books.
And so that day he took his lodging betime in a little town called Milly.
Then, surely it had been sleeping now with chubby limbs flung wide, its breathing so soft that you had to bend your ear to its red lips to hear it, had been lying wearied with dancing and mischief-making and shouting and toddling and falling, resting the night from a happy to-day till the dawn woke it betime for a happy to-morrow.
Similarly at Jaffa in choosing a mount for the ride up to Jerusalem 'be not too long behind your fellows; for an ye come betime, ye may choose the best mule' and 'ye shall pay no more for the best than for the worst'.
'If ye shall go in a galley, make your covenant with the patron betime; and choose you a place in the said galley in the overmost stage.
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