early; in good time: He was up betimes doing his lessons.
occasionally; at times.
Archaic. within a short time; soon.
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How to use betimes in a sentence
He controlled himself betimes, bethinking him that, after all, there might be some reason in what this fat fellow said.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Let your orders for preparation go round tonight, so that your knaves may be ready to set out betimes to-morrow.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Up betimes and to my office preparing an account to give the Duke this morning of what we have of late done at the office.
Up and to my office all the morning, and great pleasure it is to be doing my business betimes.
Rose this morning early, only to try with intention to begin my last summer's course in rising betimes.
British Dictionary definitions for betimes
in good time; early
in a short time; soon
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