in time past; in a former time; previously.
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How to use aforetime in a sentence
Send thou to thy foster-son Harald, and bid him receive from thee the lands and fiefs which they had aforetime here in Denmark.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
aforetime had the man been in the service 156 of Einar who had favoured him more than a little.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
Such souls aforetime have inspired and guided worlds, and if we be not wholly bewitched by our Rhine-gold, they shall again.
Our Great Master bore aforetime the most cruel disgrace in the same holy cause of vindicating the rights of man.
Dost not know that the Earl of Gloucester is at hand, to do the thing which he did aforetime at Lincoln?A Legend of Reading Abbey | Charles MacFarlane
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