used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want.
u2019Ere, why don't we get some cigarettes?
Origin: Old English ǣr. (adverb, conjunction, & preposition), from airiz comparative of air, from ayer- (compare Avestan 0B000B2B0B000B2D, Gk. ἠέριος, see also era). The adverb erstwhile retains the Old English superlative ærest.
before; sooner than
to plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t
Origin: [AS. r, prep., adv., & conj.; akin to OS., OFries., & OHG. r, G. eher, D. eer, Icel. r, Goth. air. 204. Cf. Early, Erst, Or, adv.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ār, adv. before, sooner.—prep. before.—conj. sooner than.—advs. Erelong′, before long: soon; Erenow′, before this time; Erewhile′, formerly: some time before. [A.S. ǽr; cf. Dut. eer.]
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The numerical value of ere in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Grieve not that I die young. Is it not well To pass away ere life hath lost its brightness?
We seem but to linger in manhood to tell the dreams of our childhood, and they vanish out of memory ere we learn the language.
If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
Ere need be shown, some men will act, As trees may fruit without a flower; To some you speak with no result, As seeds may die, and yield no grain.
Lament not Fortune?s mutability, And seize her fickle favours ere they flee; If others never mourned departed bliss, How should a turn of Fortune come to thee?
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