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  • adv. beforehand

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  • n. In the state of having advanced money on account; as, A is in advance to B a thousand dollars or pounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. situated ahead or going before
  • adv. ahead of time; in anticipation


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  • Scheiner, and Secchi are famous as astronomers; Athanasius Kircher was a polyhistor in the best sense of the term; Hardouin, though frequently hypercritical and eccentric, was a most acute critic and in many ways far in advance of his age; Petavius was the father of the historical treatment of dogma and a leader in chronology; and the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Briefed in advance about the political sensitivity of foreign appointments, he wrote, My greatest ambition is to deserve the title of a citizen of America by fighting for the cause of liberty.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Such a combination was bound to be disastrous, since Lord Germain was careful in his instructions to absolve both himself and the king in advance of any failure in the field.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • It was just such an opportunity that Commander Ross had been hoping for, instructing Aldo in advance to offer Ghrovlatrei for the task if and when Mogad gave the order.


  • It was a twenty-five-foot Grady White Sailfish 25, with twin two-hundred-horsepower Suzuki outboards, and its owner paid $175 in advance for one week's mooring at the standard rate of $1 per foot per night.

    The Killing Kind

  • Presoak precooked grains overnight and prepare in advance of the meal.

    The Genius of Flexibility

  • Solar storms affecting radio/telegraph and voice transmissions in the winter of 1941–42 were predicted several months in advance in 1941, in bulletins issued by the United States Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards (NBS ) entitled Radio Transmission Handbook (NBSHB).


  • According to Lafayette in his Mémoires, Clinton was so sure of his success in advance that he invited a number of ladies and gentlemen to a party in Philadelphia where the marquis was to be the featured guest.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The Home Department had changed contractors, so the victualler of the three ships was a slaving firm, paid in advance for each convict with no stipulation that he be landed alive and well.

    Morgan’s Run

  • The dealer became part of the production system as Toyota gradually stopped building cars in advance for unknown buyers and converted to a build-to-order system in which the dealer was the first step in the kanban system, sending orders for presold cars to the factory for delivery to specific customers in two to three weeks.

    The Machine That Changed the World


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