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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Definitions for betimes

  1. Early; in good time; before it is late.
  2. At times; on occasion.
  3. [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.

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Citations for betimes
But it takes a piece of political theatre, like yesterday's release of the Iraq dossier, to get us out of bed betimes. Andrew Marr, Daily Telegraph
It looks like it's trying to clear this morning, though waves of drizzle betimes pass through. Will Cook, Irish America
Origin of betimes
1275-1325
Betimes is from Middle English bitimes, from bi, "by" + time, "time."