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noun, adverb

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English Meaning(s) for 以前

noun, adverb
  1. ago; since; before; previous

Definition and Synonyms for 以前

Previously at an earlier time or formerly
Synonyms: かねて, かねる, あらかじめ, 以前, 先に, 先に, 先立つ, 先立って, 前に, 前もって
Erstwhile at a previous time
Synonyms: かつて, 以前, 先に, 先に, 前に

Meanings for each kanji in 以前

» by means of; because; in view of; compared with
» in front; before

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Sample Sentences for 以前

He used to live here.
It feels like I've seen her before.
People used to travel on foot.
Albumin was found in my urine before.
Jack once gave a helping hand to Robert, who was in trouble; and now Robert, in turn, is of great help to Jack.

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