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betimes

[bih-tahymz] /bɪˈtaɪmz/
adverb
1.
early; in good time:
He was up betimes doing his lessons.
2.
occasionally; at times.
3.
Archaic. within a short time; soon.
Origin of betimes
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English bitimes, equivalent to bitime (from phrase bi time by time) + -s -s1
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British Dictionary definitions for betimes

betimes

/bɪˈtaɪmz/
adverb (archaic)
1.
in good time; early
2.
in a short time; soon
Word Origin
C14 bitimes; see by, time
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Word Origin and History for betimes
adv.

"at an early period," early 14c., from betime (c.1300, from be- + time) + adverbial genitive -s.

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