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Overview of adj earlier

The adj earlier has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. earlier, earliest

((comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early; "a fashion popular in earlier times"; "his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher"; "Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera")


Overview of adv earlier

The adv earlier has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (18) earlier, before

(earlier in time; previously; "I had known her before"; "as I said before"; "he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"; "her parents had died four years earlier"; "I mentioned that problem earlier")

2. (7) sooner, earlier

(comparatives of `soon' or `early'; "Come a little sooner, if you can"; "came earlier than I expected")

3. (1) in the first place, earlier, in the beginning, to begin with, originally

(before now; "why didn't you tell me in the first place?")

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