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earlier than

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ahead of

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in front of

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ahead of

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in preference to

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in the past

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earlier in time

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at or in the front

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That's what my father told me, and he was a reasonable man, though there's folks nowadays know what happened afore they were born better nor they know their own business.
Just before twelve o'clock I just took a look round afore turnin' in, an', bust me, but when I kem opposite to old Bersicker's cage I see the rails broken and twisted about and the cage empty.
The glass sticks at 'change,' and ye may rely upo' my word as we'll ha' more downfall afore twenty-four hours is past.
You'd a deal better gether 'em afore they're o'erripe, wi' such weather as we've got to look forward to.
But next day, afore I'd gotten fettled up--for indeed, Miss, I'd no heart to sweeping an' fettling, an' washing pots; so I sat me down i' th' muck--who should come in but Maister Weston
No, but he was after askun' your father, when he sailed last time for Voloparaiso, uf ye'd been there afore.
We hod to come close down upon the shup afore I could go ahead an' clear o' the shups on the dock- ends.
Now, yonder, is a thicket before us," he continued, pointing forward, "where we may lie till tall trees grow on these naked fields, afore any of the squatter's kin will venture to molest us.
The snakes of the prairies are harmless, unless it be now and then an angered rattler and he always gives you notice with his tail, afore he works his mischief with his fangs.
The very day afore he died, he cut that with his pocket- knife from memory
Think on 't once agen, lad, afore thou'rt shunned by aw owd friends.
Take this light; go softly up the steps straight afore you, and along the little hall, to the street door; unfasten it, and let us in.
But judging from the looks on you,' retorted Riderhood, completely ridding himself of his grass, and drawing his sleeve across his mouth, 'you've made ekally sure afore, and have got disapinted.
Tain't a wery good 'un to look at,' said Sam, 'but it's an astonishin' 'un to wear; and afore the brim went, it was a wery handsome tile.
Tom; if it wasn't Bill Fawks as gen me the terrier pup istid o' drowndin't it, an' I had to jaw him a good un afore he'd give it me.