(comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
"a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera"
earlier in time; previously
"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"
comparatives of `soon' or `early'
"Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected"
in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originally(adverb)
"why didn't you tell me in the first place?"
previously; before now; sooner
I shall be late because I didn't start earlier.
I shall be late because I missed the earlier train.
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Rank popularity for the word 'earlier' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1091
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'earlier' in Written Corpus Frequency: #948
Rank popularity for the word 'earlier' in Adverbs Frequency: #103
The numerical value of earlier in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of earlier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
We had just gone through an exercise two years earlier in St. Croix, so I was very familiar with how to use regular Army in a domestic situation.
Be careful what you choose to experience, because you never remain the same person as earlier. Something intrinsically changes you forever!
There are periodic shortages or delays in very specific components of different tests but not the same wide spread true shortages that we saw earlier.
I always knew their needs were more than being met with my husband being home because he is the most amazing dad. But there were times earlier in my career when I did not feel I was home enough for my own needs and I made adjustments to correct that, one piece of advice I usually give to parents of younger children who are in a' high contact parenting' phase is to enjoy the chaos -- you will miss it someday.
You have to be flexible and keep up with the trends to have a successful business, earlier it was enough to have Bockwurst, Wiener or Knacker sausages. Now they are out of fashion. Then came Curry-Wurst with skin or skinless, then came chicken sausage. Then a customer came in and asked for a vegetarian sausage.
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