[ˈeə], [ˈe͡ə], [ˈe‍ə]

Definitions of Ere:

  1.   Before; sooner than. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Before; as, " the joys that came ere I was old"; sooner than; as, I will fight ere I will submit: prep. before. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3.   Before. – Newage Dictionary DB

Quotes for Ere:

  1. 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. – Samuel Butler
  2. Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans- which the corn laws in a great measure do- and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries. – Joseph Hume
  3. That ere long, now that curiosity has been so much excited on this subject, some human remains will be detected in the older alluvium of European valleys, I confidently expect. – Charles Lyell
  4. There are souls which fall from heaven like flowers, but ere they bloom are crushed under the foul tread of some brutal hoof. – Jean Paul

Usage examples for Ere:

  1. “ 168. Or that, ere that, before that. ” – The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' by Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
  2. 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
  3. Thus spoke he, nothing more, And ere my eyes could hold him he was gone. ” – The Deluge and Other Poems by John Presland
  4. Embrace this ere it be too late. ” – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  5. “ 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
  6. 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
  7. The note was repeated ere Haward spoke again. ” – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  8. 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
  9. She knows, she knew it ere she entered the tent. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. “ " That we shall learn, and ere long, I think. ” – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard

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