timely; sufficiently early.
- time·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use timeous in a sentence
timeous and dubiety are bad, simply as not authorized by any but local usage.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
Wait on for God's timeous salvation; ask not when, or how long?Letters of Samuel Rutherford | Samuel Rutherford
I may be disappointed in my own, of which you shall have equally timeous notice.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 4 (of 10) | John Gibson Lockhart.
timeous in the morning of August 22d, an express was sent off to Lochiel to command his attendance.The Lyon in Mourning, Vol. 1 | Robert Forbes
I ever judged it better that there should be a little timeous bloodletting than that a whole people should perish.Lochinvar | S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for timeous
Scot in good time; sufficiently early: a timeous warning
- timeously, adverb
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