adverb, preposition, conjunction Older Use.
Origin of afore
Examples from the Web for afore
And till us, afore ye go, how ye want this dam, and that's the way she'll be.The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
It wont be long now afore Im with the others that have waited for me all this time up there on Croft Hill.Cursed|George Allan England
But ye maun let his hour of danger, as he ca's it, be ower, afore ye venture on him in his place of refuge.Old Mortality, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
Didn't I help the old man, afore he grew too weak to hold his shootin' iron, to send a few on 'em off to rub out the account?
I asked him if that was afore he got religin, and he said never you mind.Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa|George W. Peck
adverb, preposition, conjunction
Old English onforan "before, at the beginning of, in front of," from phrase on foran, from on (prep.) + foran (adv.) "in front," dative of for.
In some cases probably it represents Old English ætforan "at-fore." Once the literary equivalent of before, now it has mostly been replaced by that word except in nautical use and in combinations such as aforesaid and aforethought.