Before

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Definition

before (nightfall): earlier than, in advance of (nightfall)
preposition
I need this project finished before Thursday, because I have to give a presentation about it on Friday.

before (the court): in front of, in view of, in the presence of (the court)
preposition

Examples

  • "I've never heard that one before."
  • "Bruno : Horatio, I'd like to reach your village before nightfall."
  • "Susie : So there I was with my best mates, and it was just like old times again, before I became CEO of Delavigne, before Jean proposed marriage, before Bruno took me away in his helicopter."
  • "I must know everything before we act."
  • "Will the groom please state his name before the congregation?"
  • "And will the bride please state her full name before the congregation?"
  • "So, please come to my petite dégustation in the break room at 1pm to celebrate me, French gastronomy and my final few months before I am possibly deported."
  • "Be up to date, you and you and you and you, before it's too late."

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