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aforetime

[uh-fawr-tahym, uh-fohr-] /əˈfɔrˌtaɪm, əˈfoʊr-/
adverb
1.
in time past; in a former time; previously.
adjective
2.
former; previous.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; afore + time
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  • He is a fool who avoids the place where he has aforetime broken his nose.
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aforetime

/əˈfɔːˌtaɪm/
adverb
1.
(archaic) formerly
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Word Origin and History for aforetime
adv.

early 15c., "before the present, in the past," from afore + time (n.).

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