Examples from the Web for ante-nicene
In ante-Nicene times these took place in various provinces of the Church, but did not extend to the whole Church.
Again, there is one and one only great doctrinal Council in Ante-nicene times.
On the positive proofs of his own position, Horsley cites numerous passages from the ante-Nicene fathers.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Perhaps it will be said we ought to take the Ante-nicene Fathers as a whole, and interpret one of them by another.
Protestants can as little bear its Ante-nicene as its Post-tridentine period.