BEFORE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BEFORE
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before
 ad.  at or in the front
 ad.  earlier in time; previously
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  Some time elapsed before I learned the history of my friends.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
2  You have hope, and the world before you, and have no cause for despair.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
3  Thus situated, my only resource was to drive before the wind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
4  The image of Clerval was forever before me, ghastly and murdered.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
5  The forms of the beloved dead flit before me, and I hasten to their arms.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  Taking a white card from his wallet he waved it before the man's eyes.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  "We've met before," muttered Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
8  I knew his whole family history before he left.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
9  I missed that train, and then another, before I could get myself away.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
10  Just before I reached the hedge I remembered something and turned around.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
11  He had a big future before him, you know.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
12  She discerns, it may be, such a hopeless task before her.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
13  Not improbably he had never before viewed himself as he did now.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
14  My hand was already on the lock of the door before I recollected myself.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
15  "I never saw you wear a ring before, Edward," she cried.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
Example Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
16  The most sublime act is to set another before you.
17  We beheld the beautiful sand beach before us.
18  Latch the door before you go to bed.
19  Remove the tough outer leaves before cooking.
20  She did six months' hard training before the marathon.
21  The car suddenly fetched up before a big tree.
22  A baby crawls before it can walk.
23  Take out accident insurance before you go on your trip.
24  I need to fuel up before I begin the trip.
25  Don't forget the camera before you leave for the trip.
26  Try not to excite your baby too much before bedtime.
27  I adjure you to tell the truth before this court.
28  Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
29  Turn your tongue seven times before speaking.
30  Chew your food up thoroughly before you swallow it.