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early: in advance, premature, too soon; untimely
The client arrived earlier than expected. He told us he would come at 2pm but he arrived at 1.45pm.

early (January): at the beginning of, in the first few days of, at the start of (January)


  • "Speaking to reporters earlier today, Mr. Cheeter said, 'The discounts were all my idea."
  • "The Delavigne Corporation is one of San Francisco's most-respected local businesses, producing fine products since the early twentieth century."
  • "The Delavigne Corporation is delighted to announce the launch of the new and improved Classic Collection publicity campaign, still starring Ivana Bümbüm. Offering a more subtle approach than the first version of the Classic Collection campaign earlier this year, the new marketing strategy is more innovative in its attention to nuance, and its bespoke approach."
  • "Brian : Yeah, but on Friday, I can leave early, and then I become a punk rocker!"
  • "He was here earlier conducting a training session."
  • "We'll have to strike earlier than anticipated."
  • "It would have been cool to find this place earlier in my career."
  • "Susie : By the way, I wanted to thank you for your support at the meeting earlier."
  • "The market has been driven by an exchange rate that has risen above two dollars to the British pound for the first time since the early 1980s."
  • "Kevin : As I wrote to you earlier, our primary production need is glass bottles for our perfumes."

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