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[ur-lee] /ˈɜr li/
Jubal Anderson
[joo-buh l] /ˈdʒu bəl/ (Show IPA),
1816–94, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War. Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • If jubal early should come this way, I don't know how many more.

  • My regiment occupies a position similar to that of jubal early.

    Frigid Fracas Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Indeed, it may be said that this disgraceful overthrow ended the military career of jubal early.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • Holmes and jubal early were on their way to the imperilled left, but the dust cloud that they raised was yet distant.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • He now had four guns, all twelve-pounders—two howitzers, the Napoleon and a new rifle, presented to him by jubal early.

    Rebel Raider H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for jubal early


adjective -lier, -liest
before the expected or usual time
occurring in or characteristic of the first part of a period or sequence
occurring in or characteristic of a period far back in time
occurring in the near future
at the earliest, not before the time or date mentioned
early days, too soon to tell how things will turn out
adverb -lier
before the expected or usual time
near the first part of a period or sequence: I was talking to him earlier
Derived Forms
earliness, noun
Word Origin
Old English ǣrlīce, from ǣrere + -līce-ly²; related to Old Norse arliga
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Word Origin and History for jubal early



Old English ærlic "early," from ær "soon, ere" (see ere) + -lice, adverbial suffix (see -ly (2)). Cf. Old Norse arliga "early." The early bird of the proverb is from 1670s. Related: Earlier; earliest.

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