before (adv.) 1
ahead, in advance
1H4 IV.ii.1 [Falstaff to Bardolph] get thee before to Coventry
JC IV.iii.303 [Brutus to Varro and Claudius, of Cassius] Bid him set on his powers betimes before
KL I.v.1 [Lear to Kent] Go you before to Gloucester
LLL V.ii.467 [Berowne to all, of Boyet] Told our intents before
Luc 1302 [of Lucrece's letter] Much like a press of people at a door / Throng her inventions, which shall go before
Mac I.iv.17 [King to Macbeth] Thou art so far before, / That swiftest wing of recompense is slow / To overtake thee [i.e. ahead of my power to repay you]
MV I.ii.126 [Portia to Servingman] Sirrah, go before
MV V.i.117 [Lorenzo to Portia, of Bassanio and Gratiano] there is come a messenger before / To signify their coming
R3 I.i.144 [Richard to Hastings] Go you before
RJ II.iv.211 [Nurse to Peter] Before, and apace
RJ III.i.57 [Mercutio to Tybalt, of Romeo] go before to field, he'll be your follower!
Tem V.i.58 [stage direction] Here enters Ariel before
TG II.iv.184 [Proteus to Valentine] Go on before
TS V.i.1 [stage direction] Gremio is out before