Pronunciation of Earlier
/ˈɜːlɪə/, /ˈɜːlɪə/, /ˈɜː_l_ɪ__ə/
Synonyms for earlier:
ahead of time
Other synonyms and related words:
yet, Afore, erstwhile, prior, to begin with, advance, past, Ere, first, precedent, former, primarily, in the first place, previously, pre-existing, primary, in the beginning, preferably, near, sooner, originally, yesterday, earliest, preliminary, beforehand, Aforetime, Beforetime, preemptive, rather, Toward, older, anteriorly, before, in front, primitively, already, heretofore, formerly, once, anterior, antecedent, ahead, above, previous.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for earlier:
- This was written a year earlier than her " Twilight Hymn." - "The Story of Our Hymns", Ernest Edwin Ryden.
- When we compare the individual, as such, with the individual of three or four thousand years ago, can we say with truth that the man of to- day is actually superior to the man of the earlier date? - "A Grammar of Freethought", Chapman Cohen.
- Now I can't tell you how I regret we did not meet just five minutes earlier. - "The League of the Leopard", Harold Bindloss.