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Adverb
An at earlier time
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“I swear we've met before.”
Adverb
In front of
“I looked up to see a rather attractive woman standing before me.”
Preposition
Before (a given time)
“Four months before her death she gave him her blessing to go ahead with the procedure.”
Preposition
In front of in space
“The words impose a requirement on the court to make a judgment on the evidence before it.”
Preposition
In preference to
“He had a ruthless streak and was prepared to put his career before all else.”
Preposition
Preceding in time or space
“The pet dogs always insisted on running before their owners.”
Preposition
In a position facing someone or something
Preposition
While waiting for something
Conjunction
(informal) Rather or sooner than
“I would eat burgers before pizza.”
Conjunction
Used to denote fear or apprehension
“Throw out the rubbish before the apartment starts to smell.”
Conjunction
Before (a condition becoming true)
Prefix
Prefix for before
Adjective
Existing or coming before in time or order
Adjective
Of or pertaining to preparation, having the purpose of making something or someone ready, preparative
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