(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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of earlier in a Sentence
If you leave, you were basically doomed and you were probably going to die even earlier.
The speaker himself has pointed to possible solutions, he himself has said in earlier rulings we should not be bound by precedent, you can have the same motion but where the circumstances have changed.
Since this is a new technique, we took extra steps to show that this method gives us reliable results, we showed that results from our technique match up with those from supernova measurements over the last 9 billion years, giving us confidence that our results are reliable at even earlier times.
It is important to note that people with extra body weight overall also tend to have extra weight in the midsection – so achieving a healthy body weight should be a priority, the message that is important for young people is that the earlier excess weight starts to accumulate, the early it starts negatively affecting your metabolic risk for many diseases, including kidney disease.
I walked into the door at the New Yorker with an explosive reportable piece that should have been public earlier, and immediately the New Yorker recognized that, and it is not accurate to say that it was not reportable. In fact, there were multiple determinations that it was reportable at NBC.
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