Ere

Definitions

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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ere Before; sooner than. "Myself was stirring ere the break of day.""Ere sails were spread new oceans to explore.""Sir, come down ere my child die."
    • Ere Rather than. "I will be thrown into Etna, . . . ere I will leave her."
    • v. t Ere To plow. Obs See Ear v. t.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"FIGGERS 'ere, GEN'L'M'N!" "FIGGERS 'ere, GEN'L'M'N!"
"RUM THE SIGHTS THESE 'ERE SAVIDGES MAKE O' THEIRSELVES." "RUM THE SIGHTS THESE 'ERE SAVIDGES MAKE O' THEIRSELVES."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a seven letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters, "therein": the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein.
    • ere Early; soon.
    • ere Before; formerly.
    • ere Before, in respect of time.
    • ere Before; sooner than.
    • n ere An obsolete form of ear.
    • ere An obsolete form of ear.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Ere ār before, sooner
    • prep Ere before
    • conj Ere sooner than
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry%20David%20Thoreau
    “We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “I have full cause of weeping, but this heart shall break into a hundred thousand flaws or ere I'll weep.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Then is it sin to rush into the secret house of death. Ere death dare come to us?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ǣr, prep., adv., & conj.; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. ēr, G. eher, D. eer, Icel. ār, Goth. air,. √204. Cf. Early Erst Or (adv.)

Usage

In literature:

Methinks she may await long ere she find them.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
I took one last look of the scene ere we commenced our descent.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
You'll swear ere you leave here, not to breathe a word of what you've seen.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Ere I could recover myself or utter a word, the pair dashed towards me, seized my hands deftly and secured them behind the chair.
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
Robin was in high glee, and had been awake long ere daylight.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
An' 'ere's me, an' 'ere's you, an' 'ere's the pick of the dogs.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
He struck out toward it, but ere he reached the spot, it sunk.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
He had scarcely ceased speaking ere Dorothy opened her eyes.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
The darkness was often running from the dawn ere he came downward from the hills into the valley.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Ere long she was still.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
An' may the devil swiggle me bleedin' well stiff, if 'ere ain't the wery key!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
I've eerd tell, sir, that if ever a case gets into that ere Coourt he niver comes out agin.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
Wot I now ses is, about that 'ere crib at Leslie's, wos I right, I ses?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Their sound appeared to strike in her some strong emotion; for scarce had he begun to follow ere she paused.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
No, the impression must be clenched, the wax impressed with the seal, ere I left Edinburgh.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But ere they could harm one another the great granite shaft which now looms above the field rose up between them and separated them.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
The door had barely closed after her ere Hubert threw himself down into the nearest chair, covering his face with his hands.
"Kidnapped at the Altar" by Laura Jean Libbey
He has paid his shot, poor shrew, nor will it be long, mayhap, ere I pay mine.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He has paid his shot, poor shrew, nor will it be long, mayhap, ere I pay mine.
"The Black Arrow" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had fill'd her horn.
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
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In poetry:

And the proud tulip--
How red he glows!--
Is quenched ere summer
Can kindle the rose.
"The Flowers" by Aldous Huxley
I mused: "Who sings the strain
I sang ere warmth did wane?
Who thinks its numbers spell
His Amabel?"—
"Amabel" by Thomas Hardy
Taste life's glad moments,
Whilst the wasting taper glows;
Pluck, ere it withers,
The quickly-fading rose.
"Taste Life's Glad Moments" by Alexander Boswell
And then I knew my Hernia
Where ere what ere you are
Our parting at Coonara Street
Has left me with a scar.
"A Love Song" by C J Dennis
Little lady of my heart !
Just a little longer,
Love me: we will pass and part,
Ere this love grow stronger.
"Ad Domnulam Suam" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
Within the mound I lie, and see
Before me in the wall
The narrow gate that used to be,
Ere time had wasted all.
"In Kirkconnel Old Churchyard" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

An impeccably beautiful representation of the everyday: Nihan Okutucu and Fatih Ereli.
H ere's a simple test.
It's almost he-e- ere .
Able Was I Ere I Saw Elbaz: House of Lanvin's New Elf.
Early this Fall I brunched with fine artist James Lafferty, ere the eve of his solo exhibition at Wailuku Coffee Company (WCC).
Ered to be an option that they were willing to entertain.
H ere's a paradox we can live with.
Thanks to Vh1, Nickelback has released a:30 sneak peek at their video for their latest song "When We Stand Together " from their upcoming album H ere And Now (due out November 21st).
Northborough – After a long drive and suff ering from a cold, all my husband wanted was hot soup.
H ere's what happens at the end of the year: Oscar-bait films you've been hearing raves about for months finally hit the theaters.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS- (WGGB) Th ere will be plenty of moonlit skies tonight.
H ere's why we need to be thankful.
H ere's a secret that few critics would dare utter in public: A play doesn't have to be good to be great.
H ere's a which-is-better question for you.
( P ush H ere D ummy mode) Refers to any device that operates by doing nothing more than pushing a button.
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In science:

Karamata, Sur un mode de croissance r´eguli`ere.
Gaussian limit for determinantal random point fields
Saito, Fonctions enti`ere qui se reduisent `a certains polynˆomes. I, Osaka J.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Saito, Fonctions enti`ere qui se reduisent `a certains polynˆomes.
Rational polynomials of simple type
We shall mention here the work of Noh, Foug`eres and Mandel .
The quantum phase problem: steps toward a resolution
Laboratoire de la Direction des Sciences de la Mati`ere du Commisariat `a l’Energie Atomique, URA 2306 du C. N. R. S.
A Classification of random Dirac fermions
It suffices to show that if R is a purely infinite simple ring, then M2 (R) and eRe have the same properties, where e is an arbitrary nonzero idempotent in R.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
But R is Morita equivalent to eRe, and thus eRe cannot be a division ring.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
Then RR . n(eR) for some n, whence R is isomorphic to a corner of Mn (eRe), and so Mn (eRe) is directly infinite.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
By [2, Proposition 2.3], eRe must be directly infinite, that is, the idempotent e is infinite. (c) If A is a simple exchange ring, then the simple ring B = lim−→ M2n (A) (with block diagonal transition maps) will either have stable rank 1 or be purely infinite.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
Brugui`eres: Sliding property in sovereign categories.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Brugui`eres: Cat´egories pr´emodulaires, modularisations et invariants de vari´et´es de dimension 3.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
Valli`eres, A method to accelerate convergence of Hartree-Fock calculations, Can. J.
A generalized Numerov method for linear second-order differential equations involving a first derivative term
Monge–Amp`ere equations, Springer, New York, Heidelberg, Berlin, 1982.
Manifold structures for sets of solutions of the general relativistic constraint equations
Sablonni`ere, Monotone and convex C 1 Hermite interpolants generated by a subdivision algorithm, Constr.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications
Sablonni`ere, Monotone and convex C 1 Hermite interpolants generated by an adaptive subdivision scheme, C. R.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications
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