in past; in a former ; previously.
Sing now, as aforetime to Rameses, how, and of what should he sing?
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 108, March 16, 1895 Various
And you too, O Priam, I have heard that you were aforetime happy.
The Iliad Homer
Soon sand will cover what remains, and the salt bush will be supreme as aforetime.
Down Under With the Prince Everard Cotes
He was alert and enthusiastic now, where aforetime he was passive and plucky.
The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
aforetime, in the wild land between Normandy and Bretaigne, there dwelt a mighty lord who was of much great fame.
Tales from the Old French Various
And she answered, as she had aforetime,—‘I would He would come!’
Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
There stood the grimy wagon shop from which a hammer was ringing cheerily, like the chirp of a cricket,—just as aforetime.
A Son of the Middle Border Hamlin Garland
For how little hath happed that ever I looked for aforetime!
Joyce Morrell’s Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
See thou to it; but from me shalt thou have but good even as hath been aforetime; so bewray me not.’
Capitals of the Northlands Ian C. Hannah
There cannot be anything in esse in Man that was not aforetime in posse in Nature.
Of Walks and Walking Tours Arnold Haultain
early 15c., “before the present, in the past,” from afore + time (n.).
afosi Air Force Office of Special Investigations
in a state of collision or entanglement: a ship with its shrouds afoul. run / come / fall afoul of, to become entangled with: The boat ran afoul of the seaweed. to come into conflict with: The business had fallen afoul of the new government regulations. Historical Examples And even when the feller got afoul […]
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- Afoul of
see: run afoul of