- in time past; in a former time; previously.
- former; previous.
Origin of aforetime
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Examples from the Web for aforetime
But that, look you, landeth us on the self place where we were at aforetime: who be they that believe?Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
Aforetime when the Tecuyas came against us, they were as our brothers.The Arrow-Maker
Wherefore have I said unto you aforetime, 'I came not to call the righteous.'Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries
And you too, O Priam, I have heard that you were aforetime happy.The Iliad
For your will is probably no stronger now than it was aforetime.Mental Efficiency
- archaic formerly
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Word Origin and History for aforetime
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