betime

Betime

Be*time"\, Betimes \Be*times"\, adv. [Pref. be- (for by) + time; that is, by the proper time. The -s is an adverbial ending.]

1. In good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early.

To measure life learn thou betimes. --Milton.

To rise betimes is often harder than to do all the day's work. --Barrow.

2. In a short time; soon; speedily; forth with.

He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes. --Shak.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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