before before  /bɪ ˈfɔr/


  1. (adv) earlier in time; previously
  2. (adv) at or in the front



  1. A record number of Americans are expected to pull the lever long before November 4.
  2. Even before that meeting, a wary Lampe had drafted a letter to Nasser terminating the historic partnership between Ford and Firestone.
  3. Usually, the night before Davos begins is a bit of an intellectual smorgasbord, as people look forward to the variety of things they're going to enjoy in the next few days.


  1. Michael Hastings Email to Colleagues Before His Death: 'Need to go off the radar for a bit' (Video)

    Emails that journalist Michael Hastings wrote hours before his fatal, one-car crash indicated he was “onto a big story, and need to go of the radar for a bit,” according to a KTLA exclusive. Hastings , 33, was allegedly in the middle of writing stories on the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, when he died suddenly Tuesday in a firey car crash. Friday police ruled the ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  2. REPORT: Hours Before His Death, Journalist Michael Hastings Sent This Email Saying He Was Being Investigated By The FBI

    About 15 hours before dying in a fiery car crash at about 4:30 a.m. in L.A. on June 17, journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to several colleagues that said the FBI was investigating him and he was "onto a big story."
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  3. Before you say 'I do' to a piece of furniture

    Before you give your heart to a piece of upholstered furniture, make sure it's the real deal by asking yourself these four key questions.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Journal

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  1. "Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you," he said. "Twenty-five years ago, I sat across this table from New York Gov. Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of 'Larry King Live.' Now, decades later, I talked...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Larry King Source: ABC News

  2. President Obama said today that his "recess appointments will allow three extremely qualified candidates to get to work on behalf of the American people right away. With more than 180 nominees still pending before the Senate, it's my hope that my...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News (blog)

  3. "From minute one he had a problem," Tabarez said. "I'm not dumb enough to take him out 3-1 when the match wasn't lost. He was injured and could not continue. He told me about it before the game. He has a pain. It was nothing really serious...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source: The Canadian Press

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