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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)


  • "Kevin : As I wrote to you earlier, our primary production need is glass bottles for our perfumes."
  • "Brian : Yeah, but on Friday, I can leave early, and then I become a punk rocker!"
  • "Speaking to reporters earlier today, Mr. Cheeter said, "The discounts were all my idea."
  • "We'll have to strike earlier than anticipated."
  • "The Delavigne Corporation is one of San Francisco's most-respected local businesses, producing fine products since the early twentieth century."
  • "Susie : By the way, I wanted to thank you for your support at the meeting earlier."
  • "He was here earlier conducting a training session."
  • "It would have been cool to find this place earlier in my career."
  • "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."
  • "Susie : It's funny, earlier in the helicopter, I thought."

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