- adj. comparative form of early: more early
- adj. occurring previously
- adv. comparative form of early: more early
- adv. previously; before now; sooner
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. occurring at a prior time.
- adv. earlier in time; previously.
- adj. (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
- adv. comparatives of `soon' or `early'
- adv. before now
“Santorum scolded Romney for using the term in a recent debate: The governor used a term earlier that I shrink from.”
“And the governor used a term earlier that I shrink from, and it's one that I don't think we should be using as Republicans: 'middle class.”
“Romney "used a term earlier that - that I shrink from, and it's one that I don't think we should be using as Republicans: 'middle class,'" Santorum said during the nationally televised debate at the Dana Center at St. Anselm College.”
“And to be honest, since David has broadly hinted to me and others that he would only serve one more term, I believed that he would retire a term earlier than he intended in the circumstances.”
“Associated Press A.C. Milan fans gather to celebrate the club's Serie A title earlier this month.”
“Conservative blogger Glenn Reynolds employed the term earlier this week.”
“I remembered then that I had told him my name earlier in the lobby.”
“EMI was forced to cut 2,000 jobs after the Rolling Stones jumped ship on the label earlier this year.”
“Eventually, Jorge Gonzalez would settle in for a long run on the title, followed by Ron Marz who coincided with Bart Sears - who had a notable short run on the title earlier - returning to the title, Sears even wrote an issue or two after Marz left, then Jeff Bailey & Marty Golia, then Keith Giffen and finally Layton would return for the finale.”
“That tax rebate is probably what is keeping things -- and I use the term earlier on an even keel, at an even keel right now.”
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In keeping with my other Prosies (like this one). There were a number of phrases as well as words in this speech that I found particularly compelling.
My fellow citizens: I stand here ...
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