before (adv.)
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.58.2[stage direction] Here enters Ariel before
TG II.iv.184[Proteus to Valentine] Go on before
TS V.i.1.2[stage direction] Gremio is out before
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