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Usage examples for earlier

  1. The older folks get, the earlier they go to bed and the earlier they rise. – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  2. It would be so much easier if one knew earlier in the day. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  3. Nor did he return a minute earlier than he would otherwise have done. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  4. I would ask you to come earlier but this will be the best time for me. – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  5. Very late; she might have dressed earlier. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  6. On the table in the middle of the room there was a little group on which Mrs. Ascher had been at work earlier in the day. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  7. David Spafford had come a day earlier than he had been expected, to surprise Kate, and Kate was off having a good time with some one else. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  8. In some years it may be a month or a fortnight earlier, just as the weather is. – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. No earlier and no later. – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  10. A few weeks earlier Rose would have found it hard to leave Polly, and she did regret it, but the fact that Uncle John would be with her on the way back to Aunt Rose made it easier. – Princess Polly's Playmates by Amy Brooks
  11. They'll have to clear out to Bhulwana a little earlier than usual. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  12. She looked at him, and repeated her earlier question. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  13. He could have killed Jadiver earlier and hadn't. – Tangle Hold by F. L. Wallace
  14. She also began to think of England, where she had spent some happy days of her earlier life. – Henrietta Maria by Henrietta Haynes
  15. " You mean earlier," suggested Teddy. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  16. Years earlier he had wondered how it was that he had not fallen in love with her instead of with Lois. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  17. My uncle has been killed by a fall from his horse, and I have come into my property earlier than I expected. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. Please tell me about your earlier life. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  19. Earlier in the evening their peculiar actions had attracted her attention. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  20. Alarmed beyond the power of words to express, Jimmie crept into the hiding place they had used earlier in the evening and waited. – Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam by G. Harvey Ralphson
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