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- (UK) enPR: bĭfôʹ, IPA (key): /bɪˈfɔː/
- (US) enPR: bəfôrʹ or bēfôrʹ, IPA (key): /bəˈfɔr/ or /biˈfɔr/
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- Hyphenation: be‧fore
- If happens before , happens first and happens second.
- He worked in a gas station before he became famous.
- Put out the fire before the house burns down.
- I have not been there before.
- She finished before me.
- in front of something
- She stood before him, looking into his eyes.
- It took a few moments before I realized that she was joking.
The preposition before can be preceded by a modifier specifying the length of time that has gone by. For example:
- Haroun's journey to England had begun many years before.