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  • 1 Before — Be*fore , prep. [OE. beforen, biforen, before, AS. beforan; pref. be + foran, fore, before. See {Be }, and {Fore}.] 1. In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. [1913 Webster] His angel, who shall… …

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  • 2 Before — Be*fore , adv. 1. On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; opposed to {in the rear}. [1913 Webster] The battle was before and behind. 2 Chron. xiii. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. In advance. I come before to tell you. Shak. [1913… …

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  • 3 before — I. adverb or adjective Etymology: Middle English, adverb & preposition, from Old English beforan, from be + foran before, from fore Date: before 12th century 1. in advance ; ahead < marching on before > 2. at an earlier time ; previously …

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  • 4 Before the mast — Before Be*fore , prep. [OE. beforen, biforen, before, AS. beforan; pref. be + foran, fore, before. See {Be }, and {Fore}.] 1. In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. [1913 Webster] His angel, who …

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  • 5 Before the wind — Before Be*fore , prep. [OE. beforen, biforen, before, AS. beforan; pref. be + foran, fore, before. See {Be }, and {Fore}.] 1. In front of; preceding in space; ahead of; as, to stand before the fire; before the house. [1913 Webster] His angel, who …

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  • 6 Before Present — (BP) years are a time scale used in archaeology, geology, and other scientific disciplines to specify when events in the past occurred. Because the present time changes, standard practice is to use 1950 as the arbitrary origin of the age scale.… …

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  • 7 Before Night Falls — (ISBN 1 852 42808 2) is the 1992 autobiography of gay Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, describing his life in Cuba, his time in prison, and his ultimate escape to the United States. It was on the New York Times list of the ten best books of the year …

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  • 8 Before Sunrise — Infobox Film name = Before Sunrise caption = Before Sunrise film poster director = Richard Linklater writer = Richard Linklater, Kim Krizan starring = Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy cinematog. = Lee Daniel producer = Anne Walker McBay distributor =… …

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  • 9 Before Sunset — Infobox Film | name = Before Sunset caption = Before Sunset film poster imdb id = 0381681 director = Richard Linklater writer = Richard Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy | starring = Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy music = Julie Delpy cinematography …

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  • 10 Before These Crowded Streets — Infobox Album Name = Before These Crowded Streets Type = studio Artist = Dave Matthews Band Released = April 28, 1998 Recorded = The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Genre = Jazz fusion, rock Length = 70:14 Label …

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  • 11 Before and after Science — Infobox Album | Name = Before and after Science Type = Album Artist = Brian Eno Released = December 1977 Recorded = Basing St Studios, London Conny s Studio, Cologne 1977 Genre = Art rock, Ambient Length = 39:30 Label = E.G. Records Producer =… …

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  • 12 Before the beam — Beam Beam (b[=e]m), n. [AS. be[ a]m beam, post, tree, ray of light; akin to OFries. b[=a]m tree, OS. b[=o]m, D. boom, OHG. boum, poum, G. baum, Icel. ba[eth]mr, Goth. bagms and Gr. fy^ma a growth, fy^nai to become, to be. Cf. L. radius staff, rod …

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  • 13 Before the mast — Mast Mast, n. [AS. m[ae]st, masc.; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. mast, Icel. mastr, and perh. to L. malus.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) A pole, or long, strong, round piece of timber, or spar, set upright in a boat or vessel, to sustain the sails,… …

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  • 14 Before the wind — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …

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  • 15 Before the footlights — Footlight Foot light , n. One of a row of lights in the front of the stage in a theater, etc., and on a level therewith. [1913 Webster] {Before the footlights}, upon the stage; hence, in the capacity of an actor. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 before long — adverb Date: 1619 in the near future ; soon …

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  • 17 before the mast — phrasal 1. forward of the foremast 2. as a common sailor …

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  • 18 before the wind — phrasal in the same direction as the main force of the wind …

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  • 19 Major professional tennis tournaments before the Open Era — Before the beginning of the Open era in 1968 only amateurs were allowed to compete in mainstream tennis tournaments, including the four Grand Slams there was no prize money and players were compensated for travel expenses only. This changed with… …

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  • 20 Uganda before 1900 — Before the region that is today Uganda was made into a British colony at the end of the nineteenth century it was divided between several closely related kingdoms.Earliest HistoryUganda s strategic position along the central African Rift Valley,… …

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