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  • adv. before now

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Before this time; heretofore.

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Examples

  • But I wrote herebefore that deployments are like snowflakes.

    December 2008 - SpouseBUZZ

  • Of all the battles and encounterings that I have made mention of herebefore in all this history, great or small, this battle that I treat of now was one of the sorest and best foughten without cowardice or faint hearts.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • Zulu's compatriot, The Young Pole, and that herebefore introduced pimp,

    The Enormous Room

  • They all admired to see the foresaid riches in such dearth of money as was herebefore.

    Ulysses

  • OF all the battles and encounterings that I have made mention of herebefore in all this history, great or small, this battle that I treat of now was one of the sorest and best foughten without cowardice or faint hearts.

    The Battle of Otterburn. How in This Battle Sir Ralph Percy Was Sore Hurt and Taken Prisoner by a Scottish Knight

  • Ye have heard herebefore of the order of the Englishmen, how they went in three battles, the marshals on the right hand and on the left, the king and the prince of Wales his son in the midst.

    The Campaign of Crecy. Of the Great Assembly That the French King Made to Resist the King of England

  • Whosoever will know and understand well and perfectly the noble virtue and noble mystery that in the exposition of the mass is, let him well consider and imprint right perfectly within his heart all those things that herebefore are contained, and the creature thus doing shall mowe have certain knowledge of God, and shall mowe ordain and dress his conscience after that before is said.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • A few days before the momentous one herebefore described he had called at Madame Lecyr's house, and, in course of conversation, told her that the Avocat's health was breaking; that the day before he had got completely fogged in court over the simplest business, and was quite unlike his old, shrewd, kindly self.

    The Lane That Had No Turning, Volume 4

  • Who can say he has not lived before, and is it not as important to believe we lived herebefore as it is to believe we are going to live hereafter?

    A Mummer's Wife

  • If I had lived herebefore, Jupiter knows what I should have written, but it would not have been _Esther Waters_: more likely a book like _A Mummer's

    A Mummer's Wife

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  • (Obsolete) 1. Earlier in this document; herein before. 2. Before this time; before now; in time past.

    February 5, 2008