Definitions for betimes
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in good time
"he awoke betimes that morning"
In good season or time; early, especially in the morning.
In a short time, soon.
Etymology: bitimes, from bi + time and adverbial -s.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from by and time; that is, by the proper time.
Send succours, lords, and stop the rage betime. William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. ii.
To measure life, learn thou betimes, and know
Toward solid good what leads the nearest way. Par. Reg.
Whiles they are weak, betimes with them contend;
For when they once to perfect strength do grow,
Strong wars they make. Fairy Queen, b. ii. c. iv. st. 34.
He tires betimes, that spurs too fast betimes. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.
There be some have an over early ripeness in their years, which fadeth betimes: these are first, such as have brittle wits, the edge whereof is soon turned. Francis Bacon, Essays.
Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth; that is, enter upon a religious course betimes. John Tillotson, sermon i.
Short is the date, alas! of modern rhymes;
And ’tis but just to let them live betimes. Alexander Pope, Essay on Crit.
He that drinks all night, and is hanged betimes in the morning, may sleep the sounder next day. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.
They rose betimes in the morning, and offered sacrifice. 1 Macc. iv. 52.
Betimes is an adverb which means early or ahead of time, inconveniently soon or occasionally. It is typically used in literary, old-fashioned or archaic contexts.
in good season or time; before it is late; seasonably; early
in a short time; soon; speedily; forth with
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
be-tīmz′, adv. in good time: early: seasonably: speedily. [Pfx. be-, and Time, with adv. gen. -s; like besides from beside.]
The numerical value of betimes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of betimes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Death comes, and makes a man his prey, A man whose powers are yet unspent; Like one on gathering flowers intent, Whose thoughts are turned another way. Begin betimes to practise good, Lest fate surprise thee unawares Amid thy round of schemes and cares; To-morrow?s task to-day conclude.*
Not a whit, we defy augury: there's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all: since no man has aught of what he leaves, what is't to leave betimes?
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