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ere

PRONUNCIATION:
(air)

MEANING:
preposition, conjunction: Before (earlier in time).

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English aer (earlier). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ayer- (day, morning) that is also the source of early and erst (as in erstwhile).

USAGE:
"I travel back in deepest thought
To realms ere Time began."
A.O. Wilkinson; Soon There Will Be Elephants!; Nottingham Evening Post (UK); Dec 30, 2006.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Life is a jest, and all things show it, / I thought so once, and now I know it. -John Gay, poet and dramatist (1685-1732)

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