(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, originallyadverb
"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
You are the chosen ones because of a fate unimagined when you began your Wright State University adventures, you started in the olden times, in a world back before the Great Pandemic of 2020. You will talk of those earlier years in your lives in just that way.
The way it happened is that after [President Trump] made that statement [suggesting China could have revealed the discovery of a new coronavirus threeto fourmonths earlier], I told the appropriate people, it doesnt comport, because twoor threemonths earlier would have been September, the next time they sit down with him and talk about what hes going to say, they will say, By the way, Mr. President, be careful about this and dont say that. But I cant jump in front of the microphone and push him down. OK, he said it. Lets try and get it corrected for the next time.
The Southwest monsoon does have a relationship to ENSO, such that La Niña conditions tend to weakly favor wetter and earlier monsoons.
I talked to a former top national security official in an earlier Republican administration who says this just doesn't add up, the timeline for when he learned information and when he decided to act doesn't make a lot of sense.
I spoke to the New York Beer Wholesalers Association earlier this year, i love speaking to those groups, because every one of the people in the audience represents a different company with lots of employees so the message really spreads out.
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