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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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And I was so miserable poor, that I sold all the clothes I had, except what hung on my back, afore I could get Jaggers.
But, when the defence come on, then I see the plan plainer; for, says the counsellor for Compeyson, 'My lord and gentlemen, here you has afore you, side by side, two persons as your eyes can separate wide; one, the younger, well brought up, who will be spoke to as such; one, the elder, ill brought up, who will be spoke to as such; one, the younger, seldom if ever seen in these here transactions, and only suspected; t'other, the elder, always seen in 'em and always wi'his guilt brought home.
My yead isn't a turnip, an' I shall p'r'aps have a chance o' dousing another fire afore long.
The captain may be master afore them, for what we know," said Mrs.
Poyser, rising from his three- cornered chair and walking slowly towards the door; "but I should be loath to leave th' old place, and the parish where I was bred and born, and Father afore me.
What have you got to say to me, afore I knock your head off?
A strange chay and hosses was outside town, this morning, on the Norwich road, a'most afore the day broke,' Ham went on.
As he sat afore me,' he said, wildly, holding out his clenched right hand, 'as he sat afore me, face to face, strike me down dead, but I'd have drownded him, and thought it right
I’ve nothing for ye; so away, afore the Evil One tempts me to do you harm.
said Natty, shaking his head; “well, well, that man loves the new ways, and his betterments, and his lands, afore his own flesh and blood.
Stand off, I bid ye,” said Natty; “you know my aim, Billy Kirby; I don’t crave your blood, but mine and your’n both shall turn this green grass red, afore you put foot into the hut.
So next Sunday morning, afore service, I just looked into the vestry, an' began a-talking to th' Rector again.
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
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.
You'd better take a bite and a sup, afore you takes your snooze.