earlier

Definitions

  • English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown
    English redware with marbled slip decoration, 1625-50 period or earlier, unearthed at Jamestown
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj earlier (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early "a fashion popular in earlier times","his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher","Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
    • adv earlier earlier in time; previously "I had known her before","as I said before","he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier","her parents had died four years earlier","I mentioned that problem earlier"
    • adv earlier before now "why didn't you tell me in the first place?"
    • adv earlier comparatives of `soon' or `early' "Come a little sooner, if you can","came earlier than I expected"
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Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life

Quotations

  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan%20Swift
    “The latter part of a wise person's life is occupied with curing the follies, prejudices and false opinions they contracted earlier.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about both.”
  • Sir John Bowring
    Sir John Bowring
    “A happy family is but an earlier heaven.”
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.”
  • Mark Sullivan
    Mark Sullivan
    “The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.”
  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “Intelligence, in diapers, is invisible. And when it matures, out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.”

Usage

In literature:

To his surprise, Daoud noticed a small figure in one corner, the little bent man who had earlier looked on him with pity.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
What joy he had felt only a little earlier this morning, knowing he would accompany King Louis on his morning walk after Mass.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Both had been recognized many centuries earlier.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
No one traveling in a far country could find there animals as strange to him as would be those of the earlier stratified rocks.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Grapes ripen perceptibly earlier on old plants than on young ones.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
Even tribes that have adopted paternal descent preserve numerous customs of the earlier system.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Even earlier than this picture, critics place the "Crucifixion" and "Transfiguration" of the Museo Correr and our own "Salvator Mundi.
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
For some of the earlier details I am indebted to the Rev.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Inventiveness was not lacking in the earlier days.
"The Railway Builders" by Oscar D. Skelton
There was no intention in the mind of earlier Americans that we should ever have a tenant class in America.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
Accepting this as strictly true, we cannot place the poet's birthday earlier than April 23, 1564.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
But there was another, and an earlier, which I will now explain.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
In the English cathedrals the members of the choir often retain privileges reminiscent of an earlier definite ecclesiastical status.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
With the earlier period, which has been sketched merely by way of definition, this monograph cannot attempt to deal.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
Helen rose betimes next morning; but she found that the sun had kept an earlier tryst.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy
The church, destroyed in 1792, used to contain the tombs of the earlier dukes of Burgundy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
But Moore had earlier than this, though not very early in his own life, become an author.
"A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)" by George Saintsbury
The maximum sugar content is reached earlier the earlier in the season the apple ripens.
"The Apple" by Various
They disappear in the earlier years of Edward III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Both were in conflict with earlier races.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

Spring is but another birth,
From the grave of earlier springs,
Which to renovated earth
Other resurrection brings.
"Resurrection" by John Bowring
I to the open road,
You to the hunchbacked street -
Which of us two
Shall the earlier rue
That day we chanced to meet?
"On - On - Poet" by Aleister Crowley
I jingle homely lore,
While you rhyme is with kiss -
Which of us two
Will the earlier rue
The love of the Hoylake Miss?
"On - On - Poet" by Aleister Crowley
O'er the Year's discrownèd sleep,
Dear as in her earlier day,
She her bending watch doth keep,
She the Goldenrod grown gray.
"The Fair Gray Lady" by Helen Gray Cone
I with a heart that's sound,
You with sick fancies of pain -
Which of us two
Would the earlier rue
If we chanced to meet again?
"On - On - Poet" by Aleister Crowley
And as I listen, far away,
I stray to dearer, earlier years,
When other hearts by night and day
Took kindly to his former peers.
"The Cricket's Song" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The 2012 recreational season for bay scallop s, which was extended two weeks earlier this year, will close Tuesday, Sept 25.
So the fine folks at CAA released a missive earlier this afternoon about the Super 2 cut-off for 2013 arbitration.
Maryland midfielder Michael Shakespeare is enjoying a solid senior season after working though a coaching change and battling Lyme disease earlier in his career.
Earlier this year, the transportation community was mortified.
Sentencing is scheduled for rapper Beanie Sigel, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to failing to file federal income-tax returns for 2003 to 2005.
Running back Beanie Wells is back in the Valley after undergoing athroscopic surgery earlier this week on his right knee.
"It's a lot of responsibility, and a lot of learning, but it's absolutely worth it," said Ms McGlynn, who organized a local beekeeping group, the Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers , earlier this year.
A Chechen official said today that the bodies of four Western hostages whose severed heads were found Chechnya earlier this month had been discovered, the Itar-Tass news agency reported.
If the race seems familiar, it's because the two candidates were running for District 1 commissioner earlier this year in a special election.
A Casper man had his bond raised after not showing up to his trial earlier this week.
New fracking tests show less benzene than earlier.
The Berne City Council earlier this week agreed to continue its $3,000 annual stipend to the Adams County Council on Aging in support of the agency's senior transportation system.
Earlier this year, New York Times executive editor Bill Keller wondered publicly whether it was worth it to maintain an ombudsman position at the newspaper.
Princeton High girls' tennis player Allison Hubert returns the ball in action earlier this fall.
John Elway, who appeared on stage at a Mitt Romney rally earlier this week, knows how to pick a winner.
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In science:

As mentioned earlier, in QCD the lowlying degrees of freedom are the pions resulting from the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Cµ = H (1), the entropy associated with the value of one spin.” Earlier, pg. 1239, they used the phrase “isolated-spin uncertainty H (1)”.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
Earlier, just the radial part of the wave function of the oscillator was considered.
Dyon-Oscillator Duality
We assume here, that the formulae obtained earlier (Kaivarainen, 2001) for internal energy U tot ࢤ eq. 4. 3, viscosity, thermal conductivity and vapor pressure remain valid for both components of He II.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
As mentioned earlier, a matrix α is semisimple if and only if all λφ (α) have largest part size at most 1.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
We learned earlier that the Barnett effect results in the magnetization vector parallel to ω.
Physics of Grain Alignment
For instance, earlier on difficulties associated with the analytical approach to the problem were discussed in Lazarian (1995a).
Physics of Grain Alignment
We have discussed earlier the correlation functions of the random variables det(λ − X ) in which X is a random matrix.
Characteristic polynomials of random matrices at edge singularities
The above determinant was discussed earlier.
Characteristic polynomials of random matrices at edge singularities
Unlike earlier papers, I enforce a symmetry condition in the de(cid:12)nition of conditional independence, so that, for example, A is independent of B i(cid:11) B is independent of A.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
Khoruzhenko for discussions and suggestions on the earlier stage of the research.
Spectra of Random Contractions and Scattering Theory for Discrete-Time Systems
A is an order one numerical constant, lv is the microscopic length defined earlier, and the fully universal function Φ(x), calculated in Sec.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
As mentioned earlier, these results are expected to remain valid at small non-zero temperatures so long as the frequency ω satisfies ω > In Sec.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
As mentioned earlier, these Griffiths phases and the quantum critical point separating them are among the best understood examples of such strong-randomness phenomena.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
As mentioned earlier, the spin-1/2 XX chain is equivalent to a model of spinless fermions with random nearest neighbor hopping and zero chemical potential.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
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