afore

[uh-fawr, uh-fohr]
adverb, preposition, conjunction Older Use.

Origin:
before 900; late Middle English; Middle English aforne, aforen, Old English on foran. See a-1, fore1

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afore (əˈfɔː)
 
adv, —prep, —conj
an archaic or dialect word for before

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afore
O.E. onforan, from phrase on foran, from on (prep) + foran (adv.) "in front," dative of for (q.v.). In some cases probably it represents O.E. ætforan "at-fore." Once the literary equivalent of before, now it has mostly been replaced by that word except in nautical use
and in combinations such as aforesaid and aforethought.
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Example sentences
Germans use to make money afore spending it and have our admiration for it.
After background subtraction, pixels in the resulting frame produce afore ground mask of moving pixels.
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