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Synonyms for aforetime

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For the gift was a pearl of price unparalleled, picked aforetime by British cutlasses from a Polynesian setting, and presented by British royalty to the sovereign who seized this opportunity of restoring it to its original possessor.
Believe in Allah and His messenger and the Scripture which He hath revealed unto His messenger, and the Scripture which He revealed aforetime. Whoso disbelieve in Allah and His angels and His scriptures and His messengers and the Last Day, he verily has wandered far astray.} (Al-Nisaa 4: 136)
Allah states: Indeed, We bestowed aforetime on Ibrahim his (portion of) guidance, and We were well acquainted with him (as to his Belief in the Oneness of Allah).
Tom had all the best qualities of the hero of my childish admiration, mentioned aforetime as Billjiggs; added to which he possessed the cultivation which results from going to school, mixing a good deal with fellows, seeing life as it is to be seen in a great city like New York, and, most of all, from a warm generous heart, and a disposition to the enjoyment of life.
In Romans 3: 24-25, he used another terminology taken from the cult of sacrifices: "the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: /whom God set forth to be a propitiation [sacrifice for sin], through faith, in his blood, to show his righteousness because of the passing over of the sins done aforetime, in the forbearance of God." Finally, in Ephesians 5: 2 Paul used an existential formula followed by terms typical for sacrifices: "Christ loved you, and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odor of a sweet smell." Peter also applied cultural terms to Christ: "a Lamb without blemish and without spot" (1 Peter 1: 19), thus drawing on Leviticus 14: 10; 23: 18.
Aforetime the first sampling, Atlantic oyster drills and Atlantic mud crabs had already found their way to the oyster seed.
Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran : "We sent aforetime our messengers with clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that men may stand forth in Justice." (Surah Al Hadeed, verse 25).
Aforetime to run sample solutions a series of standard solutions having different concentrations for calibration and to check sensitivity of instrument were frequently run, the calibration was repetitively done after each 6 samples to obtain maximum precision.
The Holy Scripture of Islam respects the Torah and the Gospels in stating "He revealed the Torah and the Gospel aforetime, a guidance for the people" (3.3).
aforetime the white fishes daily abounded [a reference probably to cod]
Have faith in God, and His Messenger, and the Book which He has revealed unto His Messenger, and the Book which He revealed aforetime. Whoso disbelieves in God, and His angels, and His books, and His messengers, and the Last Day, has indeed wandered far astray" (Al-Quran, Surat Al- Nisa, verse -136).
Al-Quran explicitly introduces social justice as the aim of prophets' mission as we read in the Quran (Al hadid/25):" we sent aforetime our messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the book and the Balance, that men may stand forth in justice, and we sent down Iron, in which is mighty war, as well as many benefits for mankind, that Allah may test who it is that will help, unseen, Him and His messengers: for Allah is full of strength, Exalted in Might"
Historian Robert Dent waxed lyrical that ''no-one who had aforetime crossed the dismal piece of land, crowded with brick-ends and other unsightly refuse - the once pleasant greensward worn bare and brown - would have readily identified it with the exquisite little park, with its broad terrace and winding walks, its shrubberies and bright parterres, and its smooth trim lawns, as it appeared after the transformation''.
(4) 'Idomeneus smote him with a thrust of his spear full upon the breast, and clave his coat of bronze around him, that aforetime ever warded death from his body, but now it rang harshly as it was cloven about the spear.
Translation: We did deliver aforetime the Children of Israel from humiliating Punishment, Inflicted by Pharaoh, for he was arrogant (even) among inordinate transgressors (44: 30-31).