Someone had accidentally turned on the device hours beforehand, and by the time the meeting started, the batteries were dead.
Cheap gas has also rendered government-preferred energy sources like solar even more uneconomic than they were beforehand.
In the evening hours beforehand, Fountain had worked a normal shift in the bowels of the just-opened facility.
And then, and only then—a few days beforehand—do they announce where and when the event is going to take place.
Also, every Iranian observer said beforehand that the larger the turnout, the more likely Mousavi would do well, if not even win.
I had only asked permission to take twelve men with me whose names had to be sent in beforehand.
Or was it the blunder that brought death upon him beforehand?
It had been arranged for weeks beforehand, and the whole family were delighted with the novelty of the proposition.
But he was altogether averse to dwelling upon it, or the adjuncts of it, beforehand.
You should never let any one wait, Gladys, unless I have told you beforehand.