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ur lee er

  • s  (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
  • a  at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
  • a  being or occurring at an early stage of development
  • s  belonging to the distant past
  • s  very young
  • a  of an early stage in the development of a language or literature
  • s  expected in the near future
  • r  earlier in time; previously
    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
  • r  comparatives of `soon' or `early'
    came earlier than I expected
  • r  before now

  • New data suggest that treatment for HIV may save more lives if started earlier, sparking debate among experts.
  • There was a joke floating around Republican circles earlier this year that was decently funny, by Washington standards, and had the added virtue of being true: Barack Obama has .
  • So when five dozen birds fell from the sky earlier this month talk shows and chatrooms were ablaze with theories and outrage over what killed Austin's grackles.
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  • Chris Bosh in National Post
    I think Dwyane said it earlier: We're ready to sacrifice a lot of things in order to do that,Bosh said. "It's not about the money; it's not about anything else except for winning. I'ma winner, Dwyane's a winner, and we're going to bring...
  • Barack Obama in ABC News (blog)
    We are headed in the right direction,the president said from Andrews Air Force base, "But, as I was reminded on a trip to Racine, Wisconsin, earlier this week, we're not headed there fast enough for a lot of Americans. We're not headed...
  • Bertrand Piccard in The Hindu
    The goal of the project is to have a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel,said team co-founder Bertrand Piccard, adding that this test flight "the third major step after its first 'flea hop' and an extended flight earlier...

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