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    earlier - Dictionary definition and meaning for word earlier

    (adj) (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
    Synonyms : earliest
    Example Sentence
    • a fashion popular in earlier times
    • his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher
    • Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera
    (adv) earlier in time; previously
    Synonyms : before
    Example Sentence
    • I had known her before
    • as I said before
    • he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier
    • her parents had died four years earlier
    • I mentioned that problem earlier
    (adv) comparatives of `soon' or `early'
    Synonyms : sooner
    Example Sentence
    • Come a little sooner, if you can
    • came earlier than I expected
    (adv) before now
    Example Sentence
    • why didn't you tell me in the first place?
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