Definitions of Ere

  1. Before.
  2. Before; sooner than.
  3. Rather than.
  4. To plow. [ Obs.] See Ear, v. t.
  5. Before; as, " the joys that came ere I was old"; sooner than; as, I will fight ere I will submit: prep. before.
  6. Sooner than; before; rather than.

Usage examples for Ere

  1. Had it not been for the comfort and friendship which you and Guatemoc your cousin have given me, I think that ere now I should be dead. – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  2. 168. Or that, ere that, before that. – The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' by Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
  3. Help quickly ere we die! – Medea of Euripedes by Euripedes
  4. Ere I sleep to- night I will see that all is well with both. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  5. " That we shall learn, and ere long, I think. – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  6. Had Eugenia been altogether agreeable to him, he would have proposed ere this, but without knowing why, he felt afraid of her. – Dora Deane by Mary J. Holmes
  7. She knows, she knew it ere she entered the tent. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. To be sure you could, man, and have done, ere this time o' day, fifty other things on fainter evidence. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  9. They found much more to say and to do ere they parted. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. The note was repeated ere Haward spoke again. – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  11. Mount thee vpon his horse, Spurre post, and get before him to the King, And begge thy pardon, ere he do accuse thee, Ile not be long behind: though I be old, I doubt not but to ride as fast as Yorke: And neuer will I rise vp from the ground, Till Bullingbrooke haue pardon'd thee: Away be gone. – Richard-II by Shakespeare, William
  12. Embrace this ere it be too late. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  13. These all were bought ere they had been there long. – The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects by Thomas Cowherd
  14. Now, as its name shows, it is a long road to that well, and many a weary mile had the poor maid to go ere she reached it. – The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson
  15. One reason that I have not written for some time is that I had hoped to see you ere this, and not because I had grown cold. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  16. Let us go ere they wake. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  17. Thus spoke he, nothing more, And ere my eyes could hold him he was gone. – The Deluge and Other Poems by John Presland
  18. It was not long ere Richard thought to take a look through the train for Mr. Joyce. – Richard Dare's Venture by Edward Stratemeyer
  19. You were wise to slip away ere he comes out, for the sight of you may anger him. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  20. I have somewhat pressing business of my own to forward ere I send final answer to the King. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall