before the war: prewar prices.

1905–10; pre- + war1 Unabridged
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prewar (ˌpriːˈwɔː, ˈpriːˌwɔː)
of or occurring in the period before a war, esp before World War I or II

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Example sentences
Production has basically not improved from prewar levels.
The prewar era can be viewed with nostalgia: a moment in time when the future
  had been seen, and it was good.
It had a prewar population of about half a million and now contains about twice
Doc notices the prewar mitral valve and the good old right ventricle.
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